SC upholds bail to Karim Morani in rape case; enhances personal bond

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld the bail granted to Bollywood producer Karim Morani by the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh high court in a case of alleged rape of an aspiring actress, but enhanced the quantum of personal bond from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh.

Morani has been accused by a 25-year-old woman of “aggravated” and “brutal rape” for over a period of six months. He has denied the allegations.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud upheld the relief, noting that no supervening circumstance has been made out to warrant cancellation of the bail and there was no material to indicate that he was guilty of conduct which would warrant him from being deprived of this liberty.

“For the above reasons, we hold that the order of the High Court allowing the application for bail cannot be faulted. Moreover, no supervening circumstance has been made out to warrant the cancellation of the bail. There is no cogent material to…

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