High Court refused to grant bail to a person in connection with the rape of a minor. The court considered the allegations against the man, who allegedly hatched a conspiracy before committing the crime, which could prove himself innocent in the eyes of the law when he was caught.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kaith rejected Ram Manohar Singh’s bail plea and said that the claim of contradiction in the victim’s statement at the time of rape will not benefit the accused on this stage. In view of the seriousness of the allegations, the court rejects his bail plea.
The accused Ram Manohar Singh had applied for bail in the case registered under section 354, 376 (3) 509 of IPC and section 4 of POCSO Act at Malaviya Nagar police station.
On the basis of a video, he claimed that the video was found by his family. He claimed that in the video, the victim was told that Singh did not rape her, and she lied before the police and the court.
Conspiracy by accused !!
The petitioner’s lawyer also argued for a contradiction in the victim’s statement. Argued that there are a total of eight phone calls between the victim and the accused, out of which five are after the alleged incident and no victim will call the accused five times after the rape.
The prosecution strongly opposed Ram Manohar Singh’s application and told the court that the petitioner was very vicious. He produced a video before he raped the minor, forcing him to say that he had not raped her and that it was his mother who forced him to lie before the police and the court.
The court was told that the accused himself had provided the video. The investigation revealed that the ID from which the video was made on the social media platform was of Ram Manohar Singh.