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B-town singer Ankit Tiwari gets accused of raping his former girlfriend

A Sessions Court On Thursday Acquitted Tiwari After Thecomplaint, Allegedly His Former Girl Friend, Turned Hostile And Failed To Support The Prosecution Version During The Trial.

PTI | Updated on: 27 Apr 2017, 11:04:03 PM
Ankit Tiwari accused of rape case


Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari was on Thursday acquitted of raping his former girlfriend.

A sessions court on Thursday acquitted Tiwari after the complaint, allegedly his former girl friend, turned hostile and failed to support the prosecution version during the trial.

Additional Sessions Judge SKS Razvi also acquitted Tiwari's brother Ankur of the charges of of threatening the complainant.

Tiwari, a playback singer, was arrested in May 2014 by suburban Versova police in the case.

He was later released on bail.

The complainant, allegedly his former girlfriend, had claimed that he raped her on several occasions between October 2012 and December 2013 after promising to marry her, but did not keep the promise.

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"The prosecution could not prove its case," said Tiwari's lawyer Rizwan Merchant. The complainant didn't support the prosecution case during her testimony in the court and was declared 'hostile witness'.

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First Published : 27 Apr 2017, 10:54:00 PM