Press Esc to close
Monday 27 April 2015
News updated at 2:17 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Mangalore reporter gets bail in homestay case

Bangalore, Mar 18, 2013 (PTI):

The Karnataka High Court today granted bail to a regional TV channel reporter, who was arrested in connection with the attack on some youngsters suspected of indulging in undesirable activities at a homestay in Mangalore last year.

Allowing the criminal petition filed by Naveen Sooringe, Justice K Sreedhar Rao granted bail on a surety bond of Rs five lakh, but imposed no other conditions. Sooringe's bail petition was earlier dismissed by the district court in Mangalore and also the High Court last year.

On Feb 6 this year, Karnataka High Court had ordered issue of notices to the government and Sooringe on a PIL challenging the withdrawal of case against him in connection with the attack in an act of moral policing.

The division bench, headed by then acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao, had ordered issue of notices to the state government and Sooringe on a PIL filed by advocate Amruthesh M P seeking revoking of the the cabinet decision to withdraw the case against Sooringe.

The petitioner had submitted that due to media pressure, the government "without applying its mind" had withdrawn the case against Sooringe.

He had contended that there are 44 accused in the case and withdrawal of the case only against Sooringe was "illegal and against Article 14 of the Constitution".

On Jan 31, 2013, the cabinet had decided to withdraw the case against Sooringe, who is in judicial custody since his arrest on August 27, 2012.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523