Karnataka: Pascal's bail plea adjourned to Sept 10
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday adjourned to September 10 the bail petition filed by French Consulate official Pascal Mazurier,arrested on charges of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
Justice HN Nagamohan Das adjourned the hearing to Monday next after Mazurier's wife Suja Jones filed an application before the court impleading herself as the second respondent in the case which was accepted.
Counsel for Mazurier S Mahesh wanted to file objections following which the court adjourned the matter.
Mazurier, Consular Attach to the Consulate General of France in Bangalore, had moved the High Court on August 7 seeking bail.
On August 21, when the matter came up before Justice V Jagannathan, he had adjourned the hearing asking the State to file its objections.
Suja Jones's advocate Pramila Nesargi wanted to intervene in Mazurier's bail hearing, but the defence lawyer had objected to it on the grounds that no petition has been filed by her.
Mazurier, in his petition, had pointed out that as per the report of the test conducted by the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (Bangalore), his DNA profile did not match with that of the child.
The Fast Track Court-I had on July 27 rejected his plea for bail while observing that "though DNA test has not tallied with the DNA profile of the accused, bail cannot be granted to him only on this ground."
Mazurier was arrested on June 19 after police booked him for raping his daughter based on a complaint filed by his wife.