The Sessions Court here on Friday reserved for tomorrow its order on the anticipatory bail plea of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s son in connection with a complaint of rape and cheating filed against him by a Kannada starlet.
The actress’ lawyer submitted before Sessions Court Judge Mudigoudar that Karthik should not be granted the relief as he is a very influential person who may destroy the evidence.
“If Karthik is granted bail there are more chances that he may destroy the evidence, which will not help the investigation,” her counsel submitted.
He also submitted the documentary evidence seeking to establish the fact that the actress and Karthik had got married at his residence in Mangalore in June.
Yesterday, the eighth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court had issued arrest warrant against Karthik.
The case has triggered a storm in the state after the small-time model-turned-actress lodged a complaint against Karthik, who was booked under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.
The actress had claimed she and Karthik had got married at Gowda’s residence in Mangalore in June in the presence of only the driver of Gowda’s son.
Her claim came on a day when Karthik was engaged to another woman at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district.
Protesting workers took to the street refusing to pick up garbage in the area and instead spread rotting garbage across the roads.
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