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Pop singer Mika gets bail in molestation case

Last updated on: June 17, 2006 21:52 IST

Pop singer Mika Singh, who was booked on charge of molesting Bollywood performer Rakhi Sawant at his birthday party, was granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court in Mumbai on Saturday.

Pop singer Mika SinghSawant had filed a complaint against Mika on June 11, alleging that he forcibly kissed her at the late night party hosted by Mika at a suburban restaurant the day before. She also charged Mika's bodyguard with assaulting a friend who had intervened.

Rakhi Sawant moves NCW against Mika

Sessions Judge S Davre ordered that in the event of Mika's arrest, he may be released on a cash bail of Rs 20,000 and a surety of a similar amount. The court also ordered him to go to the concerned police station for investigations twice a week and restrained him from leaving the country.

Outside the court, Mika ruled out any compromise between him and Sawant, saying he would not apologise as 'he had not done anything wrong.'

Mika, who was charged with molestation, assault and criminal intimidation of witnesses, had moved the sessions court to seek anticipatory bail as he feared arrest in the case. While molestation and assault are bailable offences, criminal intimidation is non-bailable.

Prosecutor Ashok Deshmukh opposed Mika's bail plea, saying police wanted to check the antecedents of Mika and co-accused Tiger (Mika's bodyguard) and Micky Sardar (Mika's friend). Mika's lawyer Dipesh Mehta said the accused had left for Delhi and other places on June 12 to perform at shows and denied that the singer was absconding.

Meanwhile, police have arrested Mika's bodyguard and his friend. Jasvir Singh alias Tiger, bodyguard of the singer was arrested along with Mika's friend Vikky Sardar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta told PTI.

The police was yet not decided whether to grant them bail or produce them before court tomorrow, the sources said, adding that since Mika was granted anticipatory bail, the Oshiwara police, who registered the case against him and others, was likely to arrest the pop singer later on.

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