SC refuses to grant bail to rape accused John Fernandes
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Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009, 14:41
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to grant anticipatory bail to Goa politician John Fernandes, accused of raping a Russian girl.

"It is not a case for granting bail," a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said when a petition by Fernandes challenging the Bombay High Court's order cancelling his anticipatory bail granted by a trial court was mentioned.

"Whether the allegation is right or wrong, it is difficult to grant bail," the bench, also comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and P Sathasivam, said.

Fernandes is accused of raping the Russian girl on December 1.


First Published: Friday, December 18, 2009, 14:41

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