Rebecca told a division bench of Justices Rajiv Shakdher and C Hari Shankar that she was asked to recuse herself from the issue because she supported criminalisation of marital rape.
Accused has criminal antecedents and was recently released from jail.
The bench orally observed that it will not pass an order at the instance of the state government and disposed of the application leaving the rest to trial court.
The trial court had granted bail to L Gururaj from Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district within two days of his arrest.
Among those who wrote letters supporting the survivor are actors Parvathy Thiruvothu and Rima Kallingal, director Leena Manimekalai and award-winning writer K R Meera.
Shrikant Shivade represented actors Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case and actor Shiney Ahuja, who was booked in a rape case in 2009 in his career.
Koraput police on Monday arrested notorious criminal Lal Bahadur Darji alias Lalu, the prime accused in Bamunigaon rape case that took place on December 24.
“The court has accepted the authority of the accused over the complainant and hence established a fiduciary relationship between them.
Kuldeep Sengar was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2019 for raping a girl in Makhi village and is currently in jail.
Kottayam Superintendent of Police D Shilpa said they have approached the Special Public Prosecutor to assess the scope for appeal in the case.
Inconsistent versions of survivor pose questions on her credibility: Court while acquitting Bishop Franco Mulakkal
In his 289-page verdict, the judge said the survivor's claim that she was raped on 13 occasions under duress cannot be relied on the basis of her solitary testimony.
National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma expressed shock at the verdict. “Shocked at the judgment of Kerala Additional District and Sessions Court.
Reactions show that the judgment has surprised not only the public but also legal experts
We haven’t got justice from the judiciary. We will fight for our sister till she gets justice even if we have to lose our lives.
The court said it was evident that the victim was swayed under the influence of others who had other vested interests in the matter.