Ex-MLA Simarjit Singh Bains will get bail in rape case
Chandigarh, January 25
Greater than six months after Simarjit Singh Bains was taken in custody in a rape case, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket at present granted bail to former MLA and LIP president. Amongst different issues, Justice Anoop Chitkara of the Excessive Court docket directed Bains to give up all weapons, firearms, ammunition, if any, together with the arms licence.
For the aim, Justice Chitkara set a 15-day deadline from his launch from jail. Bains was additionally directed not “contact, name, textual content, message, comment, stare, stalk, make any gestures or specific any uncommon or inappropriate, verbal or in any other case objectionable habits in the direction of the sufferer and her household, both bodily, or by way of cellphone name or another social media, by way of another mode, nor shall unnecessarily roam across the sufferer’s house”.
Justice Chitkara additionally made it clear the order was being handed with out commenting on the case’s deserves within the details and circumstances peculiar to the matter and for the explanations mentioned within the order. Bains was represented by senior advocate APS Deol with Himmat Singh Deol.
Justice Chitkara noticed the gist of the prosecutrix’s allegations had been that the petitioner took benefit of her precarious monetary situations, which worsened because of the Covid-19 pandemic and additional grew to become unmanageable as a result of default in cost of financial institution instalments. She additional alleged that he made her sleep with him on quite a few events.
An FIR within the matter was registered on July 10, 2021, at Division no.6, Commissionerate of Police, Ludhiana, for rape and different offences underneath Sections 376, 354, 354A, 506, 120-B, 376-2(N) and 201 of the IPC. He was taken in custody on July 11, 2022.