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Rape Trial: Supreme Court Issues Notice On Bail Application Upon Accused’s Plea That Victim Aged 17 Yrs 8 Months Had Consented To Act

Noting the submission that allegedly the victim had consented to the act, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a bail plea of a man accused of rape of a girl, who was a minor aged 17 years 8 months at the time of the offence. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi was hearing a SLP against a September order of the Bombay High Court denying bail to 34-year-old Amit Raoso Patil accused in a case registered on a complaint of the victim under Sections 376, 354-D, 506 of the IPC, and since the victim was a minor, provisions of Sections 3, 4, 11 and 12 of the POCSO were also invoked. Refusing bail to the petitioner accused of raping the 17-year-old girl who happened to be his business partner’s daughter, the High Court had observed “rape is just not forcible intercourse, it means to inhabit and destroy everything”

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.