NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has granted anticipatory bail to former 'Bigg Boss' show contestant Swami Om who, along with an associate, was accused of molesting and threatening a woman.
Special Judge Sanjay Garg-1 allowed the plea of Swami Om in line with co-accused Swami Santosh Anand, who has been granted anticipatory bail by the High Court.
"There are stated to be four cases pending against the applicant (Swami Om) but no one falls under the category of sexual abuse.
In view of these circumstances, this applicant deserves parity with co-accused Santosh Anand who is lying admitted to anticipatory bail by the High Court," the judge said.
The court granted the relief to Om on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and a surety of the like amount. Advocate A P Singh, who appeared for Om, claimed that all the allegations were false and frivolous and the FIR was lodged to defame the accused.
This is the second application filed by Om, whose first plea seeking anticipatory bail was dismissed by the court on the grounds that the allegations against him were grave and he could hamper the investigation. His plea alleged that the woman had trespassed into the ashram of co-accused Anand along with some police officials known to her.
As per the FIR lodged at the IP Estate police station in Central Delhi, the woman was allegedly wrongfully restrained by Om, a former contestant in TV reality show 'Bigg Boss', and Anand when she was going home and they started abusing her and indulged in objectionable acts.
When the complainant urged them to leave her, they dragged her into their room and attempted to rape her, the FIR said.