Delhi court grants bail to pilot’s husband arrested for assaulting minor domestic help

Updated: Sep 19 2023 8:34PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to the husband of a pilot arrested for allegedly assaulting a minor domestic help in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka, saying the "serious" allegations against him could not be the sole criterion for dismissing the bail application.

Additional Sessions Judge Shama Gupta also observed that the "general rule is bail and not jail". The judge said custodial interrogation of the accused was not necessary and that there was no chance of the accused fleeing from justice.

The court was hearing the bail plea of accused Kaushik Talapatra moved by law firm Karanjawala & Co.