NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition challenging bail to actor Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting the alleged suicide of actress Pratyusha Banerjee.
Pratyusha, who was in a relationship with Rahul, allegedly committed suicide on April 1 at her Mumbai apartment.
A vacation bench of justice PC Ghose and justice Amitava Roy said there was “no compelling or strong reason” for them to interfere with the Bombay high court’s verdict of granting pre-arrest bail to Rahul. He had approached the high court after the trial court refused to grant him relief.
The bench referred to the trial court judge’s observation and said though there were differences between Rahul and Pratyusha, their last conversation reflected that there was an intense bond between the two. “In the conversation they expressed love,” the bench said.
In her appeal against Rahul’s bail, Pratyusha’s mother alleged that police did not arrest Rahul for over a week, giving him time to approach the high court.