Lesbian Traffic Police Officer Acquitted of Abduction, Sexual Charges

Article by Bimal Gautam
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KATHMANDU, June 1: The Kathmandu District Court (KDC) on Tuesday acquitted a lesbian traffic policewoman Rubina Hussein, who was charged with abduction and sexual abuse of 17-year old Pujan Basnet. KDC Judge Lekhnath Ghimire acquitted Hussein concluding that the charges against her were false, biased and baseless.

"She is my live-in girlfriend; we are head over heels in love. They arrested and suspended me in a misuse of power," she had told the court and police officers after her arrest...

...Pujan is a niece of Sub-Inspector Indira Basnet, who was Hussein's boss in the traffic police...

..."No documents substantiate that Hussein abducted Pujan as claimed by the latter's family. The bench concludes that Hussein is innocent and she gets clean chit," reads the verdict....

..."I am very happy to know about the verdict. I was innocent and the court did justice to me. I wouldn't have won the case, had I not received support from Blue Diamond Society and its Chairman Sunil Babu Panta," Hussein told Republica...