BENGALURU: Incidents of women being robbed by bike-borne men are reported regularly in Bengaluru. But here is a case of a woman who allegedly snatched the gold chain of a man while he was walking alone in the city.
The woman, Asha alias Soundarya alias Kavitha (28), who has also been accused of robbery, impersonating as a public servant, cheating by impersonation, and illegally selling property, has been under judicial custody for more than a year.
She recently approached the Karnataka HC seeking bail. But the High Court dismissed her plea, while directing the lower court to complete her trial at the earliest.
She allegedly snatched the chain around 11.30 am on October 18, 2014 at the Uttaradi Math junction when the victim was walking from Gandhi Bazaar. She stopped him and asked him why he was smiling at her.
As he looked around puzzled, she threatened him and took away his gold chain worth Rs 40,000. She sped away on a scooter that did not have any registration number, the chargesheet states.
Before approaching the HC, she had also filed a similar plea for bail before the trial court which was dismissed. In the HC, the government advocate opposed her bail application, arguing that the petitioner is a habitual offender involved in many robbery cases and if she is let out on bail, she is likely to abscond and will not attend court regularly.
“The investigation is complete and chargesheet is filed against the petitioner-accused. Petitions are liable to be dismissed without expressing any opinion at this stage,” the court ordered with directions to the sessions judge to expedite the trial.