Accused in sexual harassment case gets bail

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Accused in sexual harassment case gets bail

Madurai: Madras high court on Thursday granted bail to Desan Jino, an accomplice of Kasi alias Suji in the sexual harassment and extortion case in Kanyakumari district, taking into consideration the fact that he is in jail for more than 90 days and the final report is yet to be filed by the police before the concerned court.

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Jino, 19, was implicated as the second accused in the case based on the confession of the first accused Kasi. The Nagercoil all women police booked him for offences under sections 376, 354(A),323 of IPC and Section 67(A) of the Information Technology Act. The case was subsequently transferred to the CB-CID.


The counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that Jino is under judicial custody for more than 90 days since May 9 and the final report has not yet been filed.
The government advocate submitted that nearly 80 women were victimized in the case.
He would also submit that two previous cases of similar nature are pending against the petitioner.
He further submitted that police have completed investigation and the final report is yet to be filed.

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Hearing the submissions, justice V Bharathidasan granted bail to the petitioner.

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