Yukta Mookhey`s husband seeks bail from HC

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2013, 12:55 PM IST

Mumbai: The husband of former Miss World Yukta Mookhey has moved the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case of alleged cruelty and domestic violence filed by his wife.

Prince Tuli`s petition is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow.

On August 31, a sessions court had rejected Prince Tuli`s plea for anticipatory bail. The same court had earlier granted him protection from arrest.

Being aggrieved, Yukta had moved the High Court challenging sessions court order granting Tuli interim protection.

The High Court asked Yukta to approach the sessions court which was to hear Tuli`s pre-arrest bail.

In a complaint to police in July this year, Yukta had accused her husband of subjecting her to domestic violence and forcing her to have unnatural sex. She also accused her in-laws of being cruel to her and harassing her.

Fearing arrest, Tuli and his family sought anticipatory bail.

While a sessions granted pre-arrest bail to Yukta`s in-laws, a similar plea of her husband was rejected. The trial court had earlier observed that domestic violence was not made out in cases that were filed against Tuli and family.

However, the High Court, while hearing Yukta`s plea, had observed earlier that the sessions court had not taken into consideration that the offence under section 498 A (cruelty) IPC was a `continuing offence`.

PTI

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