Athul Rao bail rejected

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Udupi, July 21 (UNI) The bail application of Athul Rao, the main accused in the Padmapriya (wife of Udupi BJP MLA K Raghupathy Bhat) suicide case was rejected by District and Session Judge today.

The bail application moved by Advocate Purushotham Poojary on behalf of the accused came for hearing on July 9 before the District Session Judge A M Phaneendra was postponed for further hearing on July 14 where he reserved the orders for today after completion of the arguments from both side.

Mr Naushad Kashimji, lawyer assisting Mr Poojary who appeared on behalf of the accused later on query said that he would decide on the next step only after studying the judgment copy.

Meanwhile, the judicial custody of Athul Rao would expire on July 23.


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