John chargesheeted for raping a Russian

pti, panaji | 17 February 2010 14:06 IST

John Fernandes, a politician accused of raping a 25-year old Russian girl, was chargesheeted before the local court yesterday, police said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav said the accused is charged under sections 354, 509, 376 and 201 of Indian Penal Code.

The accused has also been charged for destroying the evidence as Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, has not been able to get hold of the clothes used by the accused on the day of offence.

25-year-old Russian girl working as a representative in a five star hotel here had complained that on the night of 1 December, the accused spiked her drink and raped her in the car near Colva beach.

John, a well known figure in South Goa, had denied his involvement in the case. He had managed to get anticipatory bail from a local court, which was set aside by the high court.

The accused thereafter went on missing only to surrender before police after his bail plea was rejected by the Supreme Court.

The case hogged media attention after the girl contended that colva police had asked her to tone down the complaint claiming that the accused is a well connected person.

Crime branch was asked to investigate the case by Director General of Police Bhimsen Bassi, which managed to piece together all the relevant evidences in this crucial case.

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Joe Fernandes, you are spot on mate. Micky Pacheco framed him coz John stood against him in the elections and lost by just a few votes, so he framed him. Dare anyone challenge corrupt Micky, but as they say every dog has his day and he is in deep soup now.

Hate people who judge people without knowing the proper truth.

- lIZA, London | 11 th June 2010 22:35

 

As Goa takes on more trends form the west and more promiently, the money of the tourists, they should consider adopting some respect for women, as even though the laws between the UK and Goa may differ; respect and morality should trancend all cultures. I wouldn't consider my wife or other tourists 'scantilly' dressed; as swim wear is common place across public beaches the world over.

- Mick, Liverpool, UK | 23 rd March 2010 01:45

 

Mick there is a difference between Indian and UK. Your laws prevail in UK and Indian laws prevail in Goa. So the question of locking up for photographing your wife does not arise and moreover when you and your wife visit Goa the next time please ask your wife not to dress scantily because that is something novel there and is a tempting offer for mobiles having cameras with an automatic click on the mobile. And Hasham from Afghanistan is right but his answer is with the LAW of India which can be bought and sold just like vegetable in the market. Temptations are a game and you and I are to blame. – Menino (Valpoi)

- Menino G. P. T. Fernandes (Valpoi/UK), United Kingdom of Great Britain | 22 nd March 2010 01:21

 

what about the sick pervets taking photos of my wife as she walked along the beach with me with there camara phones? in the uk they would be locked

- mick, liverpool uk | 21 st March 2010 19:03

 

If he is wrong, he must punished. But what about the foreigners who walk in Goa without proper clothes?

- hasham, afghanistan | 16 th March 2010 13:04

 

John is innocent. It's only a matter of politics. Micky Pacheco framed him. A day of judgement will come to show who the real rapist is. Is it true that Mickky himself is accused of rape in USA? I just heard of it. Someone needs to find out.

- joe fernandes, Usa | 19 th February 2010 08:12

 

I say give him life with RI.

No use keeping this kind of hoodlums around the place. The place is not safe. He is a sick individual without any cure. lock him up .

dave

- dave, uk | 18 th February 2010 05:13

 

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