Granting television producer Rahul Raj Singh protection from arrest till April 18, the Bombay High Court has directed him to go to the police station every day. He has been asked to appear before police every day between 11 am to 1 pm till April 18.
Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting suicide of his actress girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, approached the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking pre-arrest bail.
On April 7, a Mumbai sessions court had rejected Rahul’s anticipatory bail application, following which the producer filed a plea in the high court. Rahul’s bail plea is likely to be heard on Wednesday.
On April 1, 24-year-old Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series “Balika Vadhu”, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon.
Two days later, a case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by the actress’s parents.
Rahul, in his anticipatory bail application, claimed that Pratyusha’s parents did not make any allegation against him in their first statement to police.
He said they filed the FIR against him after two days of the suicide incident, as they got influenced by certain people who were against Pratyusha’s relations with him (Rahul).
Rahul said Pratyusha had not left behind any suicide note blaming him for her death, and also that there were no marks on her body other than the ligature wound.