Actor Darshan`s bail plea adjourned to Oct 7

Bangalore: The vacation bench of Karnataka High Court today adjourned the hearing on the bail application of Kannada actor Darshan, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife, till October 7.

Justice B V Pinto adjourned the arguments on the bail plea after directing Special Public Prosecutor Vijay Kumar Majjige to file his objection against Darshan`s bail plea on the next date of hearing.

Darshan is presently lodged in Parappana Agrahara central prison.

The Court had on September 22 adjourned the hearing on his bail plea by two weeks after Darshan`s counsel moved the court for an early hearing.

The actor moved the High Court after both the magistrate and sessions court rejected his bail petitions.

The sessions court had rejected his bail plea on the ground he was influential and could bring pressure on the complainant (his wife, Vijaylakshmi), witnesses and tamper with evidence.

The magisterial court did not accept Vijayalakshmi`s plea to withdraw her complaint and rejected Darshan`s bail plea on the ground that the crime committed under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) did not fall under the ambit of its jurisdiction.

Vijaylakshmi had told the court she sustained head injuries during a fall in the bathroom. This ran contrary to her allegations in a police complaint on September 8 that Darshan had assaulted and threatened her with a revolver.

Darshan was on September 21 taken back to prison after discharge from state-run Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases where he was being treated for asthma and jaundice since September 10.

Darshan was arrested on September 9 following the complaint.


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