A man who was sentenced to 5-year rigorous imprisonment for throwing acid on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's sister, Rangoli, has been granted bail by a court in Dehradun.
District Sessions Judge Narendra Dutt granted bail to Avinash Sharma on Thursday on the ground that before being held guilty and sentenced, he was out on bail and his conduct had been good during the period, police said.
Sharma along with his friend Prem Singh was sentenced by Chief Judicial Magistrate K K Shukla to five-year rigorous imprisonment on February 2 for throwing acid on Rangoli, then a student here, in 2006.
Sharma, a jilted lover of Rangoli, had asked Singh to throw acid on her to take revenge for rejecting him. On Oct 6, 2006, Singh posing as a courier agent went to Rangoli's house and threw acid on her due to which she suffered serious burn injuries on her face and other parts of the body.
The two were later arrested and the prosecution chargesheeted the two under section 120 B, 326 and 506 of the IPC for hatching conspiracy, physical assault and intimidation.