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SC refuses to grant bail to rape accused John Fernandes

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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