Ankit Tiwari charged with rape

Ankit Tiwari
Ankit Tiwari

Award-winning playback singer Ankit Tiwari was arrested and given bail after his alleged girlfriend filed rape charges on him in May 2014. However, on 19th December, Tiwari was charged with rape.

A 28-year-old woman had made a complaint that he had raped her after he didn’t fulfil his promise of marrying her. Tiwari was given bail a few days after being arrested. However, yesterday he appeared in court with his two brothers.��He has been charged under sections 376 (rape), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage), 417 (cheating) and 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. His brother Ankur also had charged framed against him.

In January this year, there was a plea made by Tiwari’s lawyers to the High Court saying that the complainant and Tiwari were working things out out of court. However, one of the lawyers told Mid-Day, “We withdrew that application on Friday. The HC has directed us to file a discharge application within 15 days. On Saturday, while the Sessions court was framing the charges, we informed them about the High Court order but the court said that it couldn�۪t adjourn the matter and framed the charges. We are now going to challenge the same in the HC”.

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