Darshan’s bail plea adjourned to Oct 6

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 13:52 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka High Court today adjourned the bail application of Kannada actor Darshan, arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife, to October 6.

Justice B V Pinto adjourned the bail plea after directing the Special Public Prosecutor Chandramouli to file objection against Darshan’s bail plea in next 14 days.

Yesterday, Darshan’s remand in judicial custody was extended till October 4 by the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court.

The actor was discharged from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, where he was undergoing treatment for asthma and jaundice since September 10, and taken to Parapanna Agrahara jail.

Earlier, a Sessions court had rejected Darshan’s bail plea on grounds that the actor was influential and could bring pressure on the complainant (his wife, Vijaylakshmi), witnesses and tamper with evidence.

Vijayalakshmi had appeared before the magisterial court earlier seeking to withdraw her complaint, but the court did not accept it and rejected Darshan`s bail plea on the ground that the crime committed under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) did not fall under its jurisdiction.

She had told the court that 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 her and threatened her with a revolver.

Darshan was arrested on Sept 9 following the complaint.

PTI