Om Puri breathes with temporary relief in domestic violence case
Aug 29, 2013
On Wednesday veteran actor Om Puri has been granted 'interim protection from arrest' by the sessions court in connection to his wife assault case. The critically acclaimed actor has been granted protection till August 30 by Judge D A Dholakia and the hearing on his anticipatory bail application has also been stayed till that date. He has been asked to attend the police station everyday to co-operate with police in their investigation.
In the meantime, his wife Nandita who accused him of violence, also moved court seeking intervention in the case. The police is supposed to submit their response to the bail plea on August 30. Nandita claimed that the actor assaulted her with a wooden stick on August 22. Puri has been booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 324 (causing hurt by dangerous means), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation). In his bail application the actor has clearly denied Nandita’s allegations.
Journalist-columnist Nandita earlier said that his husband has been lying as he said that he was out of the town during the reported time of the incident. She said, "All lies... He is lying and he was in Mumbai. After the incident, he left home and I think he stayed in some hotel. Factually, he is wrong. If you accuse someone, they deny it. He has accused the police force and judicial system. You can check his whereabouts, his phones, airline tickets...everything.” The couple had been undergoing a rough phase in their married life since Nandita published a biography on her husband titled, Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri, in 2009 which talked about his personal life in detail.