City court rejects the bail petition and sent the son of an Andhra Pradesh minister to police custody for two days in a molestation case.
Ravela Susheel, son of Social and Tribal Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu and a petition by police seeking his custody for two days were taken up for hearing in Nampally Criminal Court, and the court allowed police to take custody of Susheel on March 9 and 10 for further questioning.
They are currently lodged in Chanchalguda Central Jail. Susheel and his driver M. Ramesh were sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a magistrate on Sunday. Susheel and Ramesh, booked under Nirbhaya Act, surrendered in Banjara Hills police station late Saturday night.
On March 3, Susheel and Ramesh had allegedly molested a woman in Banjara Hills area.
The woman, a teacher, said in her in complaint that she was walking on the road when a car stopped near her and the occupants asked her to come inside and even tried to drag her in by holding her hand. When the woman raised an alarm, locals beat up the duo and handed them over to police. Police booked only the driver for misbehaving but no arrests were made.
Police came into action the next day following media reports about police attempts to hush up the case. Denying the charges, Susheel claimed that he spotted a puppy on the road and got down from car to pick it up but the woman with no reasons started shouting and abusing.
In the state assembly on Tuesday Ravela Kishore Babu said that:
“if his son is found guilty, he will get the punishment. He himself made his son surrender to police. He also said he will not forgive his son, if he is proved guilty.”