Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest till April 18 to actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh, who has been booked for abetting the suicide of his girlfriend and TV star Pratyusha Banerjee.
Justice Mridula Bhatkar also directed Rahul to appear before Bangurnagar police station in suburban Goregaon from tomorrow onwards till April 18 between 11 AM to 1 PM.
The judge also directed that in case Rahul is arrested, he should be released on a bond of Rs 30,000. The court was hearing the anticipatory bail application filed by Rahul.
The accused's lawyer Abad Ponda said his client is currently in hospital and the copy of FIR has not been furnished to them. However, police has filed a report before the court.
The court then perused the report, in which police alleged that Rahul, who was staying with Pratyusha at a flat in suburban Goregaon, used to assault her. He used to borrow money from her and also withdrew money from Pratyusha's account, which is why she committed suicide, according to the report.
The 'Balika Badhu' fame actor was found hanging at her residence in Goregaon on April 1. She was then rushed by Rahul to a hospital in Andheri, where she was declared dead.
Rahul, who has been booked for abetment of suicide, has been undergoing treatment for alleged depression at a hospital in Borivali since April 3.