A sessions court granted anticipatory bail to a Shiv Sena legislator for allegedly behaving indecently with a woman corporator of the same party.
“Court granted pre-arrest bail to MLA Vinod Ghosalkar on the bond of Rs. 15,000,” public prosecutor Nileema Kasture said.
Ghosalkar, who had moved a pre-arrest bail application on February 13, had told the court through his counsel that he has been booked only under bailable offences and he is co-operating with the police for investigation and sought anticipatory bail.
On February 5, Dahisar police in suburban Mumbai had registered a case against Ghosalkar under section 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman).
According to the woman corporator, Ghosalkar was threatening her after she complained against a builder, who had dumped debris in mangroves.
Later, she started getting obscene calls from unknown number as, according to her, her phone number was scribbled on the walls of a roadside public toilet.
After this incident, she had approached the Dahisar police.