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Court extends Abhishek Kasliwal's remand till Mar 21

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Mumbai, Mar 17 (UNI) A metropolitan court today extended till March 21 the police custody of Abhishek Kasliwal, the son of the Shree Ram Mill owner, who was arrested on March 12 for allegedly raping a 52-yr-old woman at Worli in South Central Mumbai.

While extending the police remand, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate P P Suroshe at Bhoiwada said the offence committed by the accused is of a serious nature and the investigating agency has sought custodial interrogation, as investigation is yet to be completed.

He further said that the probe agency wants to take the accused to Bangalore for conducting polygraphic test, for which the court has granted permission.

Meanwhile, defence advocate Shirish Gupte moved a bail application, which was rejected by the court on the ground that it is premature to release him on bail as investigations are still in progress.

Abhishek (27) was arrested in the early hours on Sunday last for allegedly raping a 52-yr-old woman in Shree Ram Mill compound in Worli.

He is the son of Shree Ram Mills owner Ambuj Kasliwal and was arrested following a complaint lodged by the woman, hailing from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

The victim stated in her complaint that she was waiting near the Jehangir Art gallery in Colaba area for transport to go to Mumbai Central railway station to take a train to Naigaon at 0230 hrs on Sunday, when she was offered a lift by a man driving a car.

She alleged that instead of dropping her at Mumbai Central railway station, Abhishek took her to the Shree Ram mills in Worli and raped her.

The accused has been booked under sections 376 (rape) and 325 (causing grievous injury) of the IPC and his Mercedes Benz car has also been seized.

UNI ST GK VD KN1506

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