Wife-basher Darshan forced wife to withdraw complaint?

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Bangalore, Sept 20: Wife-basher and Sandalwood (Kannada film industry) superstar Darshan's bail plea is due for hearing today (Sept 20). He was arrested on Sept 9 for assaulting his wife Vijayalakshmi. High drama had ensued when both parties initially indulged in mud slinging and later reconciling. Popular Kannada actress Nikitha Thukral was caught in the cross fire and was blamed for the reason for the constant fights between the couple.

R B Budihal, the City Civil and Sessions Court Judge had reserved his orders after hearing out both parties, Vijayalakshmi had earlier lodged a complaint against Darshan. She made up the differences with her husband and was present in court.

S K Venkatareddy, arguing on behalf of Darshan, pleaded that the court grant bail taking into consideration Vijayalakshmi's intent for reconciliation and desire to continue the relationship. He added that a dowry harassment case was ruled out since there was no such complaint filed by the wife and no related property disputes.

Meanwhile, the public prosecutor, S C Agasi Mani argued that Darshan wielded power to influence the complainant and witnesses and could tamper with evidence if granted bail. The fact that Darshan had threatened to throw his three-year old son out of the balcony amounted to attempt to murder. Mani alleged that Vijayalakshmi was forced to withdraw her complaint against Darshan.

Darshan's counsel, however argued that the SC in its order has stated that if a couple wants to end the litigation between them and continue to live together, it should be facilitated.

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