The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to a person accused of raping a lady as a result of she had a tattoo of his identify on her forearm.
Within the order, a single-judge bench of Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar stated, “For my part, making of tattoo is an artwork and particular machine is required for a similar. Furthermore, additionally it is not simple to make such a tattoo which is on the forearm of the complainant if there’s some resistance from the opposite facet. It isn’t everyone’s job and additionally it is not the case of the prosecutrix that the petitioner had something to do with the tattoo enterprise.”
In line with the case registered by police beneath IPC sections 376 and 506 in 2020, the prosecutrix was a married lady who alleged that the accused pressured her to have bodily relations with him by threatening and blackmailing her on the idea of nude images and movies.
She additional alleged that as a result of this risk, she remained silent for 3 years and didn’t file any grievance towards him nor disclose it to her husband. The lady additional alleged that she informed the accused he has ruined her life and requested him to maintain her however he was not able to maintain her with him.
Advocate Sahil Mongia, who appeared for the accused (Sanjay), stated that the complainant, who was married, cherished him and claimed they had been in a consensual relationship. Counsel for the accused additionally confirmed images of the tattoo on the girl’s arm and stated she clicked selfies with him, exchanged garlands, attended festivities, and despatched him a Fb good friend request.
The courtroom stated the prosecutrix stored quiet for 3 years and didn’t make any grievance towards the accused and didn’t inform her husband both.
The Court docket additionally famous that as per the chargesheet filed within the case, the home the place the prosecutrix was allegedly held in captivity was taken on hire by the prosecutrix herself and as per the owner, she resided there alone.
The Court docket famous that the police probe revealed that on the time of arrest, the accused’s cell phone was seized however no nude images had been discovered and that there was a delay of seven months in lodging the case by the girl.
The bench took under consideration the presence of the tattoo on the prosecutrix’s forearm bearing accused’s identify.
“The petitioner is admitted to bail on his furnishing a private bond within the sum of Rs 25,000 with one surety of the like quantity topic to the satisfaction of the involved Court docket under,” ordered the Court docket whereas granting bail to the accused.
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