Rape accused failed in potency test three times, Gujarat High Court granted bail. ahmedabad news

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court has granted bail to a 55-year-old freelance photographer accused of raping an aspiring model after he argued before the court that he had failed the strength test thrice during the investigation.
The accused Prashant Dhanak was arrested on December 23, 2022 after a 27-year-old woman lodged a complaint. Gujarat University Police Station It is alleged that he raped her on the pretext of getting her a modeling job. The incident is said to have happened in November last year at a hotel near Vijay Square. Apart from rape, Dhanak was also booked for criminal intimidation.
Dhanak was denied bail by a city sessions court on March 2, saying a prima facie case was made out against him. The accused had sought regular bail from the High Court. His counsel FN Soniwala submitted before the court that the rape complaint was registered against an impotent man, as three attempts were made by the medical examiner to collect his semen on different occasions as part of the police investigation, But the medical report revealed that neither erection nor ejaculation.
The lawyer, defending the photographer, said the model was demanding money from him, but when she was not satisfied, an FIR was lodged.
To buttress his argument that it was a false complaint, the lawyer reiterated that the accused had failed the strength test thrice. He submitted, “A vibrator was applied for 10 minutes, and then a Doppler ultrasound was also used when he was taken for examination for the third time, but there was no result. The investigating officer collected all the evidence. But his semen could not be collected. That’s the only reason he is still unmarried.” Justice Sameer Dave granted bail to Dhanak on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and a surety of like amount. The judge considered the injury certificate and said, “…prima facie, this Court is of the view that the present applicant The FIR against was filed with an ulterior motive.” The court also noted that the trial would take its own time to conclude, and that Dhanak’s presence in judicial custody was not required


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