News|November 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Bhandarkar granted anticipatory bail in rape case

In July 2004, Preeti Jain had lodged a complaint stating that Madhur Bhandarkar had raped her several times between 1999 and 2004 syaing that he will marry her and cast her as actress in his movies.

Regarding the same, on Monday Mumbai magistrate court granted anticipatory bail to Bhandarkar, he was provided bail on a surety of Rs.30,000.

Bhandarkar is asked to deposit his passport wit the court and not go out of the country by Magistrate B.B. Pantawene, Magistrate has warned Bhandarkar for notinfluencing witnesses in the case.

Bhandarkar also has challenged the magistrate court’s 19 September order to initiate proceedings against him.

The case is likely to be transferred to the sessions court for trial Nov 29.