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Kempegowda International Airport official denied bail in rape and cheating case

Kempegowda International Airport official denied bail in rape and cheating case

May 19, 2017 03:10:21 PM (IST)

Bengaluru: A customs department inspector who cheated a woman after having sexual relationship by promising her of marriage has been denied anticipatory bail by the high court. The court has ruled that allegations of the woman were serious enough to cancel his bail plea.

Kempegowda International Airport official denied bail in rape and cheating case-1A 38-year-old customs inspector working at the Kempegowda International Airport was accused of sexually exploiting her thus for over 6 months from June 4, 2016. A case was registered against the inspector at Bagalur police station for sexual assault, cheating and criminal intimidation.

The advocate of the accused argued that the victim and the accused were living together for six months. In that time, the woman had not complained against him. However, the government advocate said that the woman was a lower-rung officer. Both the accused who is already married and the woman were living together. Since the accused was already married he cannot marry the complainant too.

The high court ruled that at this stage, it cannot make any observation regarding rape allegation as it would prejudice the investigation. "The court cannot grant anticipatory bail to the accused since he is admittedly a government servant against whom a serious complaint of having sexual relationship with a co-worker is alleged and the investigation is still stated to be at the stage of inception and, as such, it is not a fit case where he may be enlarged on anticipatory bail," it said.