NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court granted anticipatory bail on Monday to a Goa-based man, who’s the accused in a rape case lodged in Delhi final yr.
A trip bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, which heard the matter on the day of Holi, mentioned petitioner Jude Lobo has made out a “prima facie case” for the grant of anticipatory bail.
The apex court docket is on Holi break this week.
The high court docket was hearing a petition filed by the accused in opposition to a March 26 order of the Delhi High Court, which rejected his anticipatory bail plea in the case.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for Lobo, informed the court docket that the petitioner owns a restaurant in Goa.
He referred to the WhatsApp chat report of December final yr between the petitioner and the alleged sufferer.
“We are happy that the petitioner has made out a prima facie case for grant of anticipatory bail.
We direct that in occasion the petitioner is arrested, he shall be launched on submitting a private bond of Rs 10,000.
The petitioner shall cooperate with the investigation,” the bench mentioned in its order.
“We have perused the primary data report in addition to the assertion recorded by the prosecutrix beneath part 164 CrPC,” it mentioned, including, “The petitioner is permitted to implead the complainant as respondent no.2.Amended memo be filed immediately itself. Issue discover.” The high court docket famous that the petitioner is an accused in an FIR registered on the Bhajanpura police station right here beneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with 376 (rape).
It famous that an utility for anticipatory bail was filed earlier than the trial court docket, which had, on February 27, granted interim safety to the petitioner that he shall not be arrested.
Subsequently, the anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by the trial court docket on March 22, after which the petitioner had moved the excessive court docket.