The metropolitan magistrate’s court in Andheri on Monday granted bail to creative producer Barun Kashyap. The 24-year-old was arrested for allegedly registering a fake complaint of being harassed by an auto-rickshaw driver for carrying a bag apparently made of cowhide.
On Saturday the court ordered to release Kashyap on cash bond of Rs15,000 and also imposed several conditions on him. The team of lawyer who came to court said that the conditions include that he will have to cooperate in the investigation and attend the police station when called. The court has also warned him to not temper any evidence or influence any witnesses.
Kashyap — who the police claimed filed a false complaint that he was harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a cowhide bag in August — had on Saturday moved a bail application after he was remanded to judicial custody.
Kashyap’s lawyer Vijay Hiremath had contended that Kashyap has 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,” Hiremath had argued.