Mangaluru, Feb 26, 2019: City Additional District and Sessions Judge Muralidhara Pai B. has granted anticipatory bail to Chairman of Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences U.K. Monu, his son who is also the director of the institute, Abdul Rehman, and four others in a case of ragging filed by an MBBS student.
The Ullal Police had, on December 21, 2018, registered a compliant of ragging and assault filed by an MBBS student against three students, the institute’s hostel warden and management representatives of the institute.
Among the allegations she made include not getting proper food in the hostel and fellow hostel mates calling her with a boy’s name during her stay in the hostel between September 20, 2017 and August 6, 2018. She filed the compliant after moving to a house in Thanisandra in Bengaluru.
The case was registered against 12 persons under Sections 506, 504, 509, 392, 323 of Indian Penal Code and under Sections 116, 125 of Karnataka Education Act 1983.
While Chairman Monu was named as accused No 6, his son was named accused No 7. Of the 12 accused, five were second year MBBS students.
Anticipating possible arrest, Monu, his son, a second year MBBS student, two managers of the institute and the 70-year-old hostel warden filed the application under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code seeking anticipatory bail.
Allowing their application, the Judge has in his order made note of the investigating officer’s report that mentions the action taken by the institute on the student’s compliant.
The Judge said that the facts and circumstances of the case do not indicate the need for custodial interrogation of the petitioners.
The Judge said that anticipatory bail has been granted by the court to four second year MBBS students who are accused in the case.