Monday, October 22, 2007 19:49 [IST]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed Anand Mishra, grandson of former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra, to appear before a Cuttack sessions court and apply for regular bail in connection with a dowry harassment case against him.
A bench headed by Justice G P Mathur passed the order while extending by three weeks the anticipatory bail granted to Anand Mishra.
The apex court had on November 12,2006, granted him anticipatory bail in a dowry harassment case filed against him by his estranged wife and her parents.
It extended the pre-arrest bail periodically following efforts for a rapprochement between the two parties.
The women’s police station here registered the case Tuesday against Anand Mishra following written complaint by the mother of the tortured woman, Bilasini Nayak, in charge of the police station told IANS.
Mishra is the grandson of former Supreme Court chief justice Ranganath Mishra. He is a Supreme Court lawyer and lives at New Delhi. He was married to Aarti Kar, a resident of the state capital on Dec 14, 2004.
However, Mishra and Kar started living separately since November 2005.
“My daughter was physically and mentally tortured by her husband at justice Mishra’s residence where they were living,” Bijoylaxmi, Aarti’s mother alleged at the police station.
“Anand used to beat Aarti for dowry in front of his father and servants, although we had given Rs.350,000 to her husband to buy a car,” she complained.
A member of Mishra’s family however refutes the charges.
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