July 7, 2021

Rape accused gets bail to marry complainant | Delhi News

Rape accused gets bail to marry complainant | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has granted interim bail for a month to a man to marry a woman, who had accused him of raping her. It allowed Mukarram Khan to be released on interim bail after she submitted before the judge that they had mutually agreed to marry each other.
The woman, who appeared before additional sessions judge Harjyot Singh Bhalla through videoconferencing, further told the court that she was allegedly in a relationship with Khan and he had and promised to marry her but refused to do so later.
“Now, the complainant (woman) and the accused (Khan) have an understanding that they will marry each other and the complainant has submitted that the accused may be given bail so that she can marry him. Considering the submissions made by the complainant herself, the accused is admitted to interim bail for a period of 1 month subject to the condition that he shall get married as undertaken by him and assured to the complainant by him within the said period of interim bail,” the court said in its order.
It granted Khan interim bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 30,000 with one surety of like amount.
Advocate Nikhil Gautam, appearing for Khan, told the court that Khan also wished to marry the woman. Khan, a resident of Mahipalpur, was arrested on July 1 after the woman filed a complaint against him under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code on June 28.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)





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