The Kerala High Court on Friday granted bail to K J Rajan, an assistant professor in the Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram who is accused in a case related to the alleged sexual exploitation of his student.
Allowing the bail petition, Justice P Bhavadasan observed “No apprehension was expressed by the prosecution that if he is released on bail, he is likely to abscond”.
The court also observed that it was seen that a good part of the investigation is completed and the continued detention of the petitioner was therefore unnecessary.
The case was registered based on a complaint by a married woman studying in her fourth year at the law college. She had alleged that the accused had taken her to various places and sexually abused her. She had sought his help to conduct a civil case, and he took advantage of her under the guise of following up on the case.
The court directed the petitioner to execute a bond for Rs 25,000 with two solvent sureties to the like sum and asked him to report before the investigating officer between 9 am and 11 am on Fridays.
He shall not leave the state without the prior permission of the court concerned, the court said.