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Babush, CCP Mayor, ex-Mayor get anticipatory bail



The District and Sessions Court, Panaji has granted conditional anticipatory bail to Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Uday Madkaikar and former mayor Yatin Parekh in connection with the case of alleged outraging of modesty of a woman.

Babush, Madkaikar and Parekh have been directed to appear before the investigating officer whenever required for investigation.

“Everyone has seen what had happened (the incident on Friday). So if such incident takes place, what can you do? You got to face the law and for that I had to approach the court seeking anticipatory bail,” said Babush while speaking to the media persons outside the court.

The Panaji police on Friday last week had registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Monserrate, Madkaikar and Parekh in connection with the case. The incident was reported along the DB Marg on Friday during a protest when the CCP was reportedly acting against certain illegalities.

Referring to the complaint, the police said that the accused with their common intention, allegedly abused the complainant with filthy words. The accused pushed her, touched her inappropriately thereby outraging her modesty and made gesture with an intent to insult her modesty, police said referring to the complaint. The accused also allegedly threatened to kill the complainant, said police.

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