Sexual assault case: Writer Civic Chandran will get anticipatory bail 

Sexual assault case: Writer Civic Chandran will get anticipatory bail 

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The Kozhikode Classes Court docket on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to author and social activist Civic Chandran in a case registered towards him for allegedly trying to molest a Dalit lady author.

Choose S. Krishnakumar granted bail to Mr. Chandran on numerous grounds corresponding to his outdated age, his well being situation marked by the shortcoming to face straight, and the unsatisfactory clarification of the sufferer for the lengthy delay in submitting a grievance on the police station.

The court docket endorsed the argument of defence counsels P.V. Hari and M. Sushama that the sexual assault was extremely inconceivable, because the accused was a 74-year-old-man, and the sufferer, 42, was taller than him and well- constructed.

“Contemplating his age and poor well being situation, it can’t be believed that the accused made a kiss on her again with out her consent. The completely different pictures confirmed that the sufferer and the accused have been in cordial phrases, and there was some dispute with respect to the publication of a literature written by the sufferer,” the order stated.

The court docket additionally ordered that the offences charged beneath completely different Sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act wouldn’t prima facie stand towards him. The accessible supplies produced in court docket “clearly confirmed that that is an try and tarnish the standing of the accused in society. He’s combating towards caste system and is concerned in plenty of agitations,” it stated.

Considerably, no situations have been imposed on his anticipatory bail. Nevertheless, within the case of his arrest, the author needs to be launched on bail on executing a bond for ₹50,000 with two solvent sureties, the court docket stated.

Mr. Chandran has been absconding for the reason that Koyilandy police registered two instances towards him. Nevertheless, his legal professionals had secured an order that he shouldn’t be arrested till the court docket disposed of the anticipatory bail petitions.

Within the first case, Mr. Chandran was charged beneath numerous Sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Sections 354 (assault or legal drive to lady with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (punishment for sexual harassment), and 354 D (punishment for stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in reference to the alleged incident on April 17, 2022. The First Data Report (FIR) was filed on July 16, 2022.

The second sexual assault case was registered towards him beneath Sections 354, 354 A, and 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) of the IPC in reference to the incident that occurred at Nandi seaside close to Koyilandy in February 2020. The FIR on this case was additionally registered final month. The court docket will hear the anticipatory bail plea of the author within the second case on Wednesday. Other than public prosecutor Ok.N. Jayakumar, two different legal professionals additionally appeared for the complainant.

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