Delhi High Court has granted bail to a person who was accused of having a physical relationship with a woman on a false pretense of marriage.
In Shekhar Garg v. State, a plea for bail was filed as the petitioner was accused of offences under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. The respondent woman had alleged that the petitioner had befriended her through Facebook and then entered into a physical relationship with her on the false promise to marry, which he subsequent refused.
Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner has been falsely implicated. He submitted that even as per the FIR there was a substantial delay in lodging the complaint and further that the averments in the FIR suggest that the relationship was consensual.
The court was satisfied with the case of the petitioner for bail, and hence, granted him regular bail upon furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25000. It also laid down the following conditions:
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