Kerala Excessive Court docket will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Malayalam actor-cum-producer Vijay Babu in an alleged rape case towards him in the present day. Whereas listening to, a single bench of Justice Gopinath P noticed that Babu has been in Dubai for the reason that case was registered and that it might be higher to grant him interim safety in order that he comes again to India.
After the prosecution opposed this, Court docket requested the prosecution, “Are you playing to the gallery or trying to ensure the victim gets justice? If we don’t bring him here, how will she get justice?”
On Tuesday, Babu submitted air tickets earlier than the Kerala Excessive Court docket indicating his return to India on Might 30. The tickets have been submitted in courtroom a day after it stated that his plea for anticipatory bail can be thought of solely after he produces journey paperwork indicating his return to the nation. His attorneys additionally instructed the courtroom that every one the opposite paperwork can be submitted earlier than it on Wednesday. Babu, in his plea, has alleged that the rape case has been filed towards him to blackmail him.
He has been accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a feminine actor and disclosing the survivor lady’s identification via a Fb stay session, in clear violation of the legislation.
In his anticipatory bail plea, the producer-turned-actor stated that “the present trend” was that for the sake of publicity anyone could make sexual allegations towards anyone to tarnish the picture of an individual who’s having reputation within the society.
“The police are also guided by media reports and they wanted to finish the chapter by arresting the petitioner for the purpose of creating news for the media due to the pressure from media people,” Babu stated in his plea.
He claimed that he was harmless and was “highly aggrieved” by the one-sided strategy of the authorities to make him a “scapegoat for the purpose of news and the media.”