Ex-Bigg Boss contestant seeks bail in molestation case

Swami Om sought the relief alleging that he was falsly implicated in the case as he has been advocating Indian culture and anti-social elements wanted to stop his "social activity".

Published: 09th March 2017 06:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 06:51 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs

For representational purpose

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Swami Om, who along with his associate is accused of molesting and threatening a woman, today filed an anticipatory bail plea in a Delhi court.

The application has been listed for hearing tomorrow before Special Judge Hemani Malhotra.

Swami Om sought the relief alleging that he was falsly implicated in the case as he has been advocating Indian culture and anti-social elements wanted to stop his "social activity".

Advocate A P Singh, who filed the plea, said there was no possibility of the accused tampering with evidence if granted anticipatory bail and he will not misuse his liberty.

The accused claimed the allegations against him were false and that on the date of the alleged incident, he spent his day in different offices of Delhi Police seeking security.

He also alleged that he is being harassed by police officials and he apprehends that he could be arrested.

He claimed he has no link with co-accused Swami Santosh Anand, who was earlier denied anticipatory bail by the court.

As per the FIR lodged at IP Estate police station, the woman was allegedly wrongfully restrained by Swami Om and Anand when she was going home and they started abusing her and committed objectionable acts.

When the complainant requested them to leave her, they dragged her into their room and attempted to rape her, the FIR said. They also threatened that they will not spare her and that they had already ruined her husband's life, it said.

The woman had claimed in her complaint that Swami Om and his alleged associate Anand had ripped off her clothes on February 7. The victim alleged that they had attempted to humiliate her in full public view a few days earlier in Rajghat area here.

No arrest has been made in the case.

The court had earlier denied anticipatory bail to Anand saying the allegations against him were grave and the probe was at a nascent stage.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018