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Supreme Court rejects bail plea of Park Street suspects

Posted on Jan 29, 04:35PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Jan 29 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of two suspects of the sensational Park Street rape case of early last year in Kolkata, according to media reports.

According to a CNN IBN report, the Supreme Court dismissed the bail plea of the two accused in the case in which a 37-year-old Anglo-Indian woman was allegedly raped and beaten up by a group of men who took her in their car offering a lift after impersonating as another group in a night joint.

The prime accused in the Park Street rape case is hiding in Bangladesh, according a report quoting police sources in a leading English daily of Kolkata.

The Telegraph recently quoting unnamed sources reported that Kolkata Police have come to know that Kadir Khan, who was the prime accused in the rape in February last year, is hiding in Chittagong in Bangladesh.

The accused, who was engaged to a Tollywood actress, is keeping in touch with his family in Kolkata and has been using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to connect with them, the report said.

Notably, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar recently triggered a fresh controversy over the incident when she said the infamous Park Street rape case in West Bengal was not a 'rape case' but a 'misunderstanding between the lady and her client'.

The 37-year-old mother of two, belonging to the Anglo-Indian community, had said that she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint inside the moving car after she was given a lift in the vehicle from Park Street area in Kolkata on the Feb 5-6 night last year.

After the woman identified a wrong set of people as her tormentors owing to impersonation by the gang, the Mamata Banerjee government first called it a fabricated incident though a woman police official later cracked the case and several were arrested even as Kadir managed to escape.