Mumbai. Mar 24: A local court here today adjourned till April 21 the trial proceedings in the rape case involving Abhishek Kasliwal, son of a city-based mill owner.
Defence advocate Shrikant Shivade told the court that his client had not received summons to remain present in the court for the commencement of the trial.
Following this, additional sessions judge K U Chandiwal adjourned the matter till April 21.
Abhishek Kasliwal (27) is accused of raping a 52-year-old woman on the night of March 11, 2006.
The woman has alleged that Abhishek had offered her a lift in his car and had taken her to the Sriram Mill premises where he raped her in the car. The High Court had granted him bail.
The prosecution has submitted a list of 48 witnesses who will be examined during the trial.
The court has framed charges against Abhishek under Sections 376 (rape), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 506 (II) (criminal intimidation by threatening to cause death or grievous hurt).