Rahul Raj Singh, who is accused of abetment to suicide of his actor girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, who was found dead in her flat weeks ago. Singh will not be arrested till April 18th. Rahul Raj Singh gets interim bail in Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case as granted by the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Singh will not be arrested till April 18th.
The reprieve offered by the HC, however, is temporary as Rahul has been asked to present himself to the police after a week.
Justice Mridula Bhatkar asked Rahul to appear before the Bangur Nagar Police Station in Goregaon West daily for two hours from Wednesday till 18 April, and in case he was arrested, he should be released on a bond of Rs 30,000.
His lawyer Abad Ponda said the actor was currently in the hospital and the FIR copy was not provided to him, though the police has filed a report before the court.
Pratyusha Banerjee allegedly committed suicide on 1 April. Rahul, who had rushed her to the hospital, was questioned by the police for two days in connection with the incident. He then complained of chest pain and was admitted to hospital.On 5 April, Rahul was booked by the police for abetting Pratyusha’s suicide. However, since he was still in hospital, the police could not arrest him.
Yesterday, the doctors overseeing him, said that Rahul’s health was improving and that he would be discharged within the next couple of days.
Rahul’s case suffered a setback when his lawyer Neeraj Gupta withdrew from the case, citing ‘humanitarian’ reasons.
Gupta claimed that Rahul and his family had kept back several crucial details about the case from him. In the meantime, Rahul has hired the services of a new lawyer.
On April 1, 24-year-old Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series “Balika Vadhu”, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon.
Two days later, a case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by the actress’s parents.