Bangalore: The judicial custody of two
Iranian women students, arrested on charge of assaulting a
policeman on duty and manhandling a photojournalist in an
inebriated state, was on Saturday extended till February 23.
When the bail applications of Farima (26) and Azar
Fasle (29) came up before the Additional Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate Rajiv Gowda, he posted them for hearing on February
The judicial custody of the two women ended today.
Farima faces charges of punching Traffic Sub-Inspector
Ganesh Rao in the face and biting his hand and Fasle is
charged with pushing the photographer and damaging his camera
when their car was stopped near Cubbon Park police station
during a drive against drunken driving on Thursday night.
The driving licences and passports of the two women,
who had been staying in the International Hostel of a private
engineering college in the city for the past three years, have
City police have informed the Iranian Consulate in
Hyderabad about the arrest of Farima and Fasle.
"We have already informed the Iranian Consulate in
Hyderabad about the incident. They (consulate) will in turn
inform the Iranian authorities and parents of the duo,"
Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) M R Poojar
"They will be tried in the local court here as per the
law of the land," he said.