A local court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Kannada film actor Darshan, arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife.
City Civil and Session Court judge B. R. Budihal dismissed the bail application moved by Darshan.
Darshan was arrested on September 9 on a complaint by his wife Vijayalakshmi. A magisterial court last week declined to grant him bail.
Darshan’s counsel S. K. Venkatareddy had on Monday pleaded for bail taking note of Vijayalakshmi’s willingness for reconciliation and desire to live with her husband.
He said the dowry harassment case against Darshan did not apply to this case as there were no dowry related charges by his wife nor was there any property dispute, he said.
However, Public Prosecutor S. C. Agasi Mani opposed it, saying that the accused being ‘influential’ could bring pressure on the complainant, even on witnesses and tamper with evidence.
Vijayalakshmi had appeared before the magistrate court earlier seeking to withdraw her complaint, but the court did not accept it and rejected the bail application of Darshan on the ground that the crime committed under IPC section 307 did not fall under its jurisdiction.
Darshan, who has acted in several blockbusters, is undergoing treatment in a hospital for asthma and jaundice.(PTI)