Court extends singer's custody in sexual harassment case
(4 months ago)
Hyderabad, Jan 12 : A city court on Friday extended, by two weeks, the judicial custody of well-known singer Ghazal Srinivas in sexual harassment case.
He was produced before the Nampally Criminal Court, which extended his remand till January 25.
Srinivas was arrested on January 2 on charges of sexually harassing a woman in the office of Save Temples Organisation here. He was sent to judicial custody till January 12.
The court had also rejected his bail petition on January 5. Meanwhile, the singer moved a fresh bail petition, which will come up for hearing on January 18.
Ghazal Srinivas, whose real name is Kesiraju Srinivas, was arrested on charges of sexually harassing a woman, working as jockey for a web radio 'Alayavani' (voice of temples) run by Save Temples Organisation.
Police filed the case against him on the basis of video evidence provided by the 29-year-old complainant, in which she was seen massaging him.
Following the singer's arrest, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Save Temples Organisation suspended him as their brand ambassador.
The 51-year-old, who holds the Guinness World Record for singing in most languages (76) at one concert, has denied the allegations.