Supreme Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of Udma rape case accused

B Balagopal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by the accused in the Kasaragod Udma rape case. The bail plea was rejected by a bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. Rejecting the plea, the bench observed that certain facts in the case were disturbing.

Appearing for the accused, advocates R Basant and Mukund P Unny stated that in the case diary submitted by the investigating officer to the court, that the accused were abroad during the days when the girl was raped.

The court, however, pointed out that the girl did not mention the dates in her confidential statement. The top court also observed that the accused had blackmailed the girl while they were abroad and that was a serious matter.

Standing Counsel Nishe Rajen Shonker, who appeared for the state government, told the court that the case was shocking and the accused should not be granted bail.

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