HC quashes petition of co-accused in rape case

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea by one of the co-accused in an alleged case of rape on minors by a photographer in Mulund.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 30, 2012 1:10 am

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea by one of the co-accused in an alleged case of rape on minors by a photographer in Mulund.

Narashi Katira,a 74-year-old,who is alleged to have raped several minors and filmed the act.

Now,Heena Sharma,one of the co-accused in the case,had moved the High Court on Thursday seeking the court’s intervention to drop charges against her. In her petition,she claimed she was,in fact,a whistleblower in the case and was being wrongly targeted. The police,however,claimed they have evidence against her and raised the questions as to why she did not inform the police immediately. They contended that Sharma,along with Ramakant Tiwari tried to blackmail Katira and filed an FIR after he did not give in to their demands.

Responding to the plea,a bench headed by Justice VM Kanade held the court could not interfere at this stage and asked Sharma to file an application and approach a lower court.

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