SC refuses to grant bail to rape accused John Fernandes

The Supreme Court today refused to grant anticipatory bail to Goa politician John Fernandes, accused of raping a Russian girl.

Updated: Dec 18, 2009, 14:41 PM IST

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.

PTI