A Bangalore court has rejected the bail plea of Kannada film actor Darshan. The actor was arrested on September 9 for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife.
Darshan's counsel S K Venkatareddy pleaded for bail taking note of Vijayalakshmi's willingness for reconciliation and desire to live with her husband.
The dowry harassment case filed against Darshan did not apply to this case as there were no dowry related charges by his wife nor was there any property dispute, he said.
Public Prosecutor S C Agasi Mani, opposing the bail, said that the accused being "influential" could bring pressure on the complainant, even on witnesses and tamper with evidence.
He argued that the action by Darshan threatening to kill his three-year-old son was suffice to book him for attempt to murder. Mani also alleged pressure was brought on her to withdraw the complaint.
Venkatareddy said that the Supreme Court in an order has observed that if the couple wanted to end the litigation between them and live together, it should be facilitated.
Vijayalakshmi had appeared before the magistrate court earlier seeking to withdraw her complaint, but the court did not accept it and rejected the bail application of Darshan on the ground that the crime committed under IPC section 307 did not fall under its jurisdiction.
Darshan, who has acted in several blockbusters, is undergoing treatment in a hospital for asthma and jaundice.