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Rohit Tilak case: Bail extension to be decided on August 10

The complainant has also filed an application of perjury against Tilak who is married to Pranati Tilak and is a father of a child

pune Updated: Aug 09, 2017 09:52 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Rohit Tilak, Lokmanya Tilak's great-great-grandson.
Rohit Tilak, Lokmanya Tilak's great-great-grandson. (File photo)

The local court in Pune will decide on the extension of anticipatory bail given to Congressman Rohit Tilak on Thursday. The argument in the case against interim anticipatory bail granted to 38-year-old Tilak in a rape case was concluded on Tuesday at the local court. Additional session judge LL Yenkar heard both sides before posting the matter for judgement on Thursday.

The 41-year-old complainant woman, who had asked the Principal Judge for a change of jury in the case, did not appear in the court on Tuesday when the final hearing took place. The complainant has also filed an application of perjury against Tilak who is married to Pranati Tilak and is a father of a child.

Advocate Nandu Phadke, representing the direct descendant of  freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, raised questions against the complainant’s character in his final arguments. 

He also said that in the thick book of possible evidence submitted by the woman, who is a law practitioner herself, only selective portions have been submitted. He then went on to question the merits of the original rape case. 

The complainant’s representative, Advocate Tosif Shaikh claimed that the case is in the interest of other women who have allegedly been cheated and exploited by Tilak physically and financially. The case was filed on July 17 after which Tilak was granted anticipatory bail on July 21 by judge LL Yenkar.