14 get bail in Mumbai molestation case

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Mumbai, Jan 4: Forty-eight hours after a complaint was registered in the molestation case that shamed Mumbai on New Year's day, the Mumbai Police claims to have cracked the case.

Fourteen people from across the city were detained on Thursday evening and produced in court on Friday. Though they were remanded to judicial custody till January 19 on Friday morning, all of them have been given bail on a surety of Rs 10,000 each. The first breakthrough in the case came when two of the accused — Ravi Shukla and Nilesh — surrendered at the Juhu Police Station. This led to a chain of arrests across the metropolis.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), K L Prasad says, "The photos confirm the presence of four of the men who have been arrested. Others who have been detained have confessed to being a part of the mob, but say that they did not molest the women. These men have been charged with unlawful assembly."

He also said that some more arrests are likely for it seemed that there were two to three different groups of men who molested the women.

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