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HC to hear Kasliwal's bail plea on April 18

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Mumbai, Apr 16 (UNI) The Bombay High Court will hear on April 18 the bail plea of Abhishek Kasliwal, son of Sreeram Mill owner, for allegedly raping and assaulting a 52-year-old woman.

The bail plea, which was filed on April five, will come up for hearing before Justice V M Kanade.

In his plea, Kasliwal had submitted that he was falsely implicated in the case and the complaint was concocted to extract money from him. He had not committed any offence but it was consensual sex.

The bail plea pointed out that it was a highly improbable accusation as it was not possible to commit rape successfully four times within a span of 90 minutes with a lady twice his age. Also, the lady had herself claimed to be mentally unstable and was habituated to intoxication.

The plea also claimed that the media had hyped up the matter and blown it out of proportion as the applicant hailed from a well known business family and his father was a textile mill owner.

The bail plea prayed that while the accused had already undergone detailed interrogation, brain mapping and lie detector test and was currently languishing in jail, there was nothing more left for the police to investigate further and Kasliwal be granted bail.

Earlier the Session Court had rejected his plea for bail on March 28 on grounds that his release will influence the witness and hamper the ongoing investigation.

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