44 chargesheeted in M'lore homestay attack

44 chargesheeted in M'lore homestay attack

The State government on Friday told the High Court that charge sheet has been filed against 44 persons in connection with the attack on partying youth in Mangalore.

In an affidavit filed to the Court in a public interest litigation, the government said the police had completed investigation into the case and seized all video clips pertaining to the episode.

A group of men, said to be activists of Hindu Jagaran Vedike, assaulted boys and girls at a homestay in Mangalore on July 28.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna disposed of the petition following the submission by the government.

Bail plea adjourned

The High Court has granted permission to Suja Jones to implead herself as second respondent in a case against her husband Pascal Mazurier, an officer attached to Consulate General of France in Bangalore, who has been accused of raping their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

During the hearing on Friday, Justice H N Nagmohan Das said Pramila Nesargi, the counsel for Suja, can assist the prosecutor in the case. The mater was adjourned to September 24.

Earlier during the hearing, C V Nagesh, the counsel for Pascal, claimed that Suja used to come home at late in the night by attending parties and was addicted to alcohol.

He submitted that she used to fight with Pascal whenever he attempted to restrict her, and had filed a false case against him.

The counsel said even the DNA report was negative and Pascal should be granted bail.

Judgment reserved

The High court on Friday reserved judgment on the bail petitions of former Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) S Muthaiah and former Deputy Director of Mines and Geology S P Raju in the illegal mining case involving Associated Mining Company, owned by the wife of former minister G Janardhana Reddy.

Both of them were arrested for their role in supporting illegal mining operations. Muthaiah is accused No 7, while Raju is accused No 22 in the First Information Report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The CBI had conducted raids at the houses of Muthaiah, during its investigation into the role played by Muthaiah, who was the DCF at Bellary during the period between 2005 and 2007 and 2008-2010.

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