The AIMIM MLA’s son accused of outraging the modesty of a girl in infamous Jubilee Hills gang-rape case was released on bail on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Juvenile Justice Board granted bail to four minors accused in the case. Saduddin Malik, sole adult accused in the case, remained in jail as his bail petition was dismissed and attracts major restrictions in the case.
After, the procedural investigation, the Jubilee Hills police completed the identification parade, and recording the statement and admissions of the survivor before the magistrate was conducted. Also, DNA test and forensic examination of the car in which the minor victim was gang raped by five of the accused was done.
In pre-trial the accused sought bail and in retort, the prosecution opposed the bail plea on the ground that their release could hinder the investigation which was still underway.
Originally, there are six accused, including a major who were arrested last month for gang-rape of a 17 year old girl in a car on May 28 in Jubilee Hills.
Five accused have been charged with gang rape while the sixth accused, who is son of MLA, is facing molestation charges.
Salauddin Malik and four minors have been booked under section 376 D (gang rape), 323 (causing hurt), section 5 (G) (gang penetrative sexual assault on child) IPC read with Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 366 (kidnapping a woman) and 366 A (procuration of a minor girl) and section 67 of IT Act.
According to police, the sixth minor was not involved in a rape since he kissed the victim in the car. And was booked under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 and section 9(G) read with section 10 of POCSO Act. He could attract the imprisonment of five to seven years.
However, the Telangana High Court granted the conditional bail to Saduddin Malik but while granting bail to AIMIM MLA, Justice K Surender of Telangana High Court put up the bizarre condition and said, that the mother of accused shall furnish an undertaking that the accused will not repeat the offence. And later granted bail on Wednesday.