Former VP of Meerut bar body gets bail in minor rape case

  • | Thursday | 16th November, 2023

Meerut: Former vice-president of Meerut Bar Association Ramesh Chand Gupta, (68), was granted bail by Allahabad high court five months after his arrest in the case of alleged rape of his 17-year-old clerk. Guptas counsellor said on Wednesday that the senior advocate is still in prison as the court is closed due to festive holidays, but he will be released in two days after filing the formalities in the Meerut district court.Earlier, his bail application was rejected by the trial court in Meerut.Gupta was arrested on June 21 in Meeruts Daurala region after a clerk at his office accused him of sexual assault. Two people, belonging to the ruling party, are also accused in the case, but the police have failed to arrest them despite a court issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) against them.Police said that on May 27, a case pertaining to the kidnapping (IPC section 363) of a minor girl was lodged at Daurala police station. Subsequently, police recovered the girl and produced her before the court amid heavy security, where she alleged that three men, including Ramesh Chand Gupta , had sexually assaulted her. After recording her statement, two more sections of rape and of the Pocso Act were added in the chargesheet. We also published the following articles recently2 held after minor chained, thrashed at Meerut madrassaA 10-year-old boy in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was allegedly assaulted and chained by a madrassa teacher and his uncle for two days due to poor academic performance. The incident came to light when a photograph of the boy with injury marks circulated on social media. The accused were arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice Act. The district administration has initiated an investigation into the matter.Aluva rape, murder case: Kerala court sentences convict to deathA court in Kerala has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl from Bihar. The convict, a migrant labourer named Ashwaq Alam, was given the highest punishment on Childrens Day, which also marked the 11th anniversary of the POCSO Act. The court found Alam guilty of all 16 offences in the charge sheet, with five of them punishable by death. The girl was abducted, raped, and strangulated to death in July, and Alam was arrested based on CCTV footage.Cops reach court late with accused in Dabholkar caseThe recording of statements in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case was deferred due to the Pune polices delay in producing the accused before the court. The physical presence of the accused is essential for recording statements, and the court rescheduled the process for November 30. The delay was attributed to the time taken for duty allotment to the guards. The case involves the arrest of several individuals, including the alleged main conspirator, in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013.

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