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Cowhide bag case: Court likely to decide on Barun Kashyap’s bail plea today

Kashyap’s lawyer, Vijay Hiremath, had moved the bail application, saying that Kashyap had been falsely implicated

mumbai Updated: Oct 10, 2016 13:39 IST
Charul Shah
The police said Kashyap had filed a false complaint, claiming that he had been harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a bag made of cowhide in August.
The police said Kashyap had filed a false complaint, claiming that he had been harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a bag made of cowhide in August.(HT File Photo)

A metropolitan magistrate’s court in Andheri is likely to decide on the bail application of creative producer Barun Kashyap, 24, in the cowhide bag case on Monday. After remanding Kashyap to judicial custody on Saturday, the court had reserved its order on a bail application filed by his lawyer for Monday.

The police said Kashyap had filed a false complaint, claiming that he had been harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a bag made of cowhide in August. After investigating, the Amboli police recently filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Kashyap under sections 153A (promoting enmity between groups) and 182(B) (use of lawful power of a public servant to injure or annoy a person).

Kashyap’s lawyer, Vijay Hiremath, had moved the bail application, saying Kashyap had been falsely implicated. “If the allegations are true, there should have been an incident reflecting the animosity or fight between two groups. There has not been a single incident,” he said.

The case took a controversial turn when activist Preeti Sharma Menon alleged that Kashyap was arrested on trumped-up charges. She also accused assistant police inspector Daya Nayak of framing him.