Investigating officer (IO) Vijay Chandel told Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh that as per the earlier direction of the court, charge sheet has been filed in the case on 29th September.

After going through the charge sheet briefly the Metropolitan Magistrate asked the IO to appear before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Wednesday at 2 pm for transfer of the case to appropriate court.

"Investigating officer of the case is directed to appear before the CMM court today at 2 pm, so that case be transferred to appropriate court," the magistrate said.

Candel said that charge sheet has been filed against 18 identified accused including Bharti under 16 sections of the Indian Penal Code.
He said that among the prominent charges include those under sections 354 (molestation), 147/149(rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (outraging modesty of a woman), 153A (promoting enmity between two groups), 323 (assault) and 427 (criminal trespass) of the IPC.

The IO said there are around 40 prosecution witnesses in the case including nine Ugandan women.
During the last hearing on 10th September, the court had directed Delhi Police to file the final status report by 1st October 'without fail'.

The court had on 26th May issued a notice to the IO to remain present 'in person' with the final status report.

The court had on 29th January asked police to file status report while refusing to order lodging of a separate FIR on a plea by an African woman seeking registration of a case against unnamed persons.

However, it had asked Delhi Police that the Ugandan woman be made co-complainant in the first FIR lodged on 19th January as she was also 'the victim' of the same incident.

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