Pune: The court of judicial magistrate first class S N Nimse on Wednesday granted bail to Raghunath Rajaram Yemul, popularly known as Yemul Guruji, from Baner in a domestic violence case, two days after the Chatushrungi police invoked provisions of the Black Magic Act against him and others.
Defence lawyers Pratap Pardeshi and Kirti Kumar Gujar told the court that there was no evidence against Yemul guruji that he had committed an offence relating to voluntarily causing grievous hurt to the complainant under section 326 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the FIR and statements of witnesses recorded by the police.
The lawyers submitted that Yemul was an astrologer and the Black Magic Act was silent on taking action against people like him.
The lawyers argued that the session court had granted ad-interim anticipatory bail to five other suspects in the case and pleaded for release of Yemul on bail and furnished documents to show that he was suffering from medical ailments.
The prosecution opposed Yemul’s bail by saying that the court had no jurisdiction to decide the bail plea in which section 326 of the IPC was invoked. The prosecution feared that Yemul may abscond and tamper with evidence if he was released on bail.
The court after hearing both sides observed that there were no allegations against Yemul that he had caused hurt or abetted the offence against the complainant. The court upheld arguments of the defence lawyers and granted bail to Yemul.
Court grants bail to Yemul guruji in domestic violence case | Pune News – Times of India