Delhi rape case: Man says believes in 'sanyas' not sexual exploitation

Delhi High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a rape accused by terming as "revolting" his plea that he believed in 'sanyas' and did not sexually exploit the girl on the pretext of marrying her.

"It is revolting to see 'sanyas' and 'spirituality' being used as an excuse for such deplorable acts and this court strongly condemns it. These fake contentions achieve nothing but unfortunately succeed in making a mockery of courts.

"Manipulating or exploiting a female in the garb of spirituality is against what our ethics dictate. Using a female's body for deriving pleasure and hurting her sentiments on one hand and professing principles of 'sanyas' on the other is indicative of a deceitful and hypocritical personality," Justice Kailash Gambhir said.

The court also termed as "concocted" and "highly baffling" the plea of accused Anuj Kumar that he did not enter into any physical relations with the girl as he has been reluctant to enter into any kind of "worldly affairs".

It was alleged that the accused and the victim were together in a spoken English coaching institute and later, on the pretext of marriage, the accused had sexual relations with her.

An FIR, alleging rape, was lodged at a police station here after the accused took shelter of his spiritual inclination that he would renounce worldly affairs.

Taking note of the SMSes allegedly sent by the accused and contents of tapped conversations, the court said some parts of transcripts "clearly reveal that the applicant was enjoying sexual relations with the complainant..."

"These words (of tapped conversations) seem very bizarre coming from a person who is committed to the 'sanyasi' principles," the court said, adding the plea of 'sanyas' cannot be used "to escape from shackles of law".

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