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Rape case: Notice to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar
December 09, 2004 20:37 IST
The Bombay high court on Thursday issued notice to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on a petition filed by the Maharashtra government challenging the anticipatory bail granted to him by a lower court in a case of rape of an upcoming actress.
Preeti Jain had alleged in a police complaint that Bhandarkar sexually exploited for three years by promising her a role in his film and also to marry her. She alleged he did not keep his promises.
The director secured anticipatory bail from the court in July 2004.
The state then filed a revision petition in the high court.Bhandarkar has been charged under Section 376 IPC (rape), Section 493 IPC (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage), Section 506 (2) IPC (criminal intimidation) and 509 IPC (act intended to outrage the modesty of woman).
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