Rape case: Mo­rani told to give up

Deccan Chronicle - - POLITICS - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

The Hy­der­abad High Court has up­held that ac­tion of the trial court in can­celling the an­tic­i­pa­tory bail granted to Bol­ly­wood pro­ducer Karim Mo­rani in a rape case.

Jus­tice A. Shankar Narayana while dis­miss­ing a pe­ti­tion by Mo­rani chal­leng­ing an or­der passed by the trial court can­celling his an­tic­i­pa­tory bail di­rected the pro­ducer to sur­ren­der be­fore the po­lice by Septem­ber 22.

The judge said that if Mo­rani failed to sur­ren­der. the po­lice was at lib­erty to take steps to se­cure his pres­ence as per the law.

The Hay­ath­na­gar po­lice had reg­is­tered a case against Mo­rani on the com­plaint of a 25-year-old wo­man al­leg­ing that he had raped her in Mum­bai and at a film stu­dio here in 2015.

Po­lice reg­is­tered case un­der IPC Sec­tions 417 (cheat­ing), 376 (rape) 342 (wrong­ful con­fine­ment), 506 (crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion), 493 (co­hab­i­ta­tion caused by a man de­ceit­fully in­duc­ing a be­lief of mar­riage).

Mo­rani se­cured an­tic­i­pa­tory bail from the trial court. The vic­tim then moved the trial court al­leg­ing that the pro­ducer was threat­en­ing and black­mail­ing her. The trial court can­celled the an­tic­i­pa­tory bail.

Mr D. Ram Reddy, ad­di­tional pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor, said Mo­rani’s cus­to­dial in­ter­ro­ga­tion was nec­es­sary to col­lect ev­i­dence and recover the pic­tures that he had taken of the vic­tim.

He said that the pe­ti­tioner has sup­pressed his al­leged role in the 2G scam while seek­ing bail from the trial court and as well as the High Court.

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