Alpesh Shah may have secured an unconditional apology from the U-19 cricketer but he is not yet off the hook in the molestation case.
The apology letter did help Shah escape arrest till Monday. Shah’s advocate Ajay Bagadia, while moving his anticipatory bail petition in the Indore bench of MP High Court on Thursday put forward the cricketer’s letter of acceptance of Shah’s unconditional apology that he had submitted on December 21.
Justice Shubhra Waghmare then posted the hearing on the petition for Monday and also put on hold his arrest till then.
The court asked Alpesh Shah to be present in person on Monday and directed the police to scrutinize documents submitted by him on Thursday. The court also asked anyone from the girl’s side to be present during the hearing on the petition.
“The compromise done outside the court is not compounding on it. The case will go on,” said additional advocate general Manoj Dwivedi.
On Saturday last, Shah had rendered a written apology to the cricketer during MPCA’s probe committee’s meeting held at Holkar stadium.
The cricketer, who had levelled molestation charges against Shah, had accepted his apology.
However, the cricketer’s grandfather, who was presented in the meeting had said that even though they had accepted Shah’s apology, the judicial proceedings would continue and law would take its own course.
Ever since the molestation charges were levelled against Shah by the girl on November 28, he has been on the run form the police.
Earlier, HC had directed the police not to arrest Shah until investigation was completed. Shah had then appeared before the police and recorded his statement. Later, police submitted their findings in district court and were planning to arrest him. Last week, district court dismissed Shah’s anticipatory bail plea, paving way for his arrest.
Case is on
“The compromise done outside the court is not compounding on it. The case will go on,” said additional advocate general Manoj Dwivedi. On Saturday last, Shah had rendered a written apology to the cricketer during MPCA’s probe committee’s meeting held at Holkar stadium.