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  Metros   Mumbai  02 Nov 2019  Court denies bail to youth held for assault

Court denies bail to youth held for assault

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 2, 2019, 2:02 am IST
Updated : Nov 2, 2019, 2:02 am IST

According to the prosecution, four men mid-September allegedly stabbed college student, Vivek Kumawat.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: A Sessions court in Dindoshi has rejected the bail application filed by a youth arrested for assaulting an 18-year-old student in Dahisar on suspicion that the latter was having a love affair with his girlfriend.

However, the court has granted bail to a co-accused, Sunil Thakur, considering the minor role played by him.

According to the prosecution, four men mid-September allegedly stabbed college student, Vivek Kumawat.

On the day the incident took place, prime accused, Ashutosh Kuril, called Vivek and asked to meet outside a private office in the vicinity.

When Vivek met Ashutosh at the appointed place, Ashutosh started yelling at Vivek for flirting with his girlfriend and forcing her to communicate with him. Ashutosh then called three of his accomplices, who caught hold of Vivek while Ashutosh attacked Vivek with a sharp weapon on his face, nose, belly and back.

Later, the Dahisar police arrested all four on attempt to murder charges.

Ashutosh and co-accused Sunil had filed a bail plea on grounds that a case of attempt to murder was not made out, and on grounds of parity that they, too, be granted bail like the other two accused who had already been released on bail.

Sessions Judge D.D. Khoche observed that as per the medical papers, the injuries sustained by Vivek were simple and hence, it could not be called an attempt to murder.

The Judge however clarified that this observation was only for the purpose of the present bail application, and could not be used for the trial as the trial would proceed on merits.

However, the Judge rejected Ashutosh’s bail plea observing that the latter’s role in the offence was serious in nature and the police was yet to file a charge sheet in the case.

“In such circumstances, if Ashutosh is released on bail, there is much more possibility of him pressurising the witness by using terror and the assistance of other accused, who otherwise played a minor role in the offence as compared to him,” the Judge said.

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