'Darshan has a history of influencing the complainant'

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Kannada actor Darshan
Bangalore, Sept 20: Kannada actor Darshan has a history of influencing the complainant, said SC Agasi Mani, public prosecutor in an argument that the actor not be granted bail as it will only affect the entire investigation.

The prosecutor for Vijayalakshmi putting forward his argument on Sept 19, said that the actor acted like a "wild animal" despite having a hero's image and was evil to both his wife and son.

Darshan's lawyer, SK Venkata Reddy, in his argument said that the affidavit filed by Vijayalakshmi did not tamper with evidence but it was coming to understand clearly that both wanted to patch up.

Darshan's bail plea was earlier rejected by Venkatesh Hulagi, additional chief metropolitan magistrate.

While the defendant argued that the actor cannot be booked for dowry harassment (Section 498(a)) arguing that instances like this would drive any woman to commit suicide but his wife, Vijayalakshmi was not not driven to do any such things.

He also asked the court to consider Vijayalakshmi's affidavit and argued, "Filing of the affidavit was not tampering with evidence but a realization."

The prosecutor, Mani, meanwhile, argued that Darshan though a hero in reel life, was a ''wild animal'' in his real life and cited various accounts where the actor acted cruelly to his wife, which she made out in her complaint.

He also argued that during one such instance, Darshan held their son by neck which could have led to his death amounting this act to murder.

The prosecutor further strengthened his stand and said that soon after Darshan was jailed, he influenced his wife and also made her cut short her treatment so that she appear before the magistrate.

"She went back to hospital, which is ample proof that she was not well, and got discharged only to give a statement under pressure," he said.

The defendant however argued that if Darshan was sent to jail, what would happen to his wife and his son, pointing that the couple wanted to settle things between them.

The bail plea of Darshan, who has been accused of beating and threatening to murder his wife and son, will come up for hearing today (Sept 20).

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