HC rejects advance bail to cop accused of cheating

There are seven cases against the head constable

The High Court on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail petition of a head constable accused in several cases of cheating.

The petitioner, Gangadhar Murthy, was a gunman to several VVIPs and had allegedly misused their letter heads and cheated many people by promising them jobs.
In one instance, he had cheated a woman, Shobha, of Rs 25 lakh  by promising her a job. Seven cases were registered against him in the Lashkar and South police stations in Mysore and Yelahanka in Bangalore.

State Public Prosecutor S Dore Raju opposed the bail plea stating that the accused is a habitual offender and will flee if granted bail.

Efforts of police top brass to bring him for inquiry has not yielded any results as he is absconding, he said. Stating that there are still several cases which needs to be unearthed, Dore Raju said that the custodial interrogation is a must to probe the constable’s involvement in other cases. Justice H N Nagmohan Das rejected the bail plea.

Bail rejected

The High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of a person facing a charge of raping an elderly woman in Hassan district.

The petitioner, Ramachandra, 45 had challenged the trial court order rejecting his bail plea earlier this year. A native of Jodigubbi in Holenarasipura taluk of Hassan district, Ramachandra was arrested following a complaint by a 60-year-old woman from a village adjoining his place. In her complaint, she had said that she was raped by the accused on the pretext of showing her cattle which had destroyed his jowar crop.

After the trial court rejected his bail plea, he had moved the High Court and had sought bail stating that he is in judicial custody since last 11 even months and would co-operate in the investigations.

Justice H N Nagmohan Das rejected the plea after State Public Prosecutor, S Dore Raju in his submission said that the accused is younger to the victim, “this is a rare case. Even the forensic science report is against the accused,” he said. He also submitted that the victim’s 13-year-old grandson was an eye-witness to the crime.

He submitted that by rejecting the bail plea, the court should send a strong message to those who indulge in such acts. Justice Das upheld the trial court order and rejected the bail plea.

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