After hearing the counsel of the CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's oldest son on Tuesday, the court said that it would announce its verdict on Wednesday (July 3).
Mumbai: The Mumbai Dindoshi sessions court will pronounce the verdict on the anticipatory bail plea of rape accused Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan on Wednesday. On Monday, the rape victim's counsel had submitted an affidavit with additional evidence, after which, the court allowed the accused time to formulate a reply based on the evidence and posted the case for Tuesday.
After hearing the counsel of the CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's oldest son on Tuesday, the court said that it would give its verdict on Wednesday (July 3). Binoy's counsel Ashok Gupta argued in court that there was “a discrepancy in the victim's statement and DNA paternity test” and demanded that the victim’s claim be disregarded. At the same time the prosecution argued that if the accused Binoy gets bail, he might destroy the evidence and kidnap the child.
Binoy's lawyer Gupta also said the victim was involved in other relationships and submitted a few images of the victim as proof. “Documents submitted by the woman in the court are fake and the signature in them are forged”, he added.
On June 13, a 33-year-old woman filed a complaint stating that Binoy raped her on the fake promise of marrying her. Her complaint also stated that Binoy had been sexually assaulting her for over 10 years (2008-2018) and that she has an 8-year-old child of whom Binoy is the father.
Earlier, the victim had produced evidence like the birth certificate of her son, in which Binoy is listed as the father. Meanwhile, along with the birth certificate of her son, the former bar dancer also produced her passport and bank details, which has Binoy named as her husband.
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Last Updated 2, Jul 2019, 8:17 PM