Ex BJP MLA approaches Gujarat High Court over FIR filed against him
In the petition, the former BJP MLA said Goswami had first targeted his relative Sunil Bhanushali and tried to extort Rs 10 crore from him.
The petition was listed in the court of Justice P P Bhatt but did not come up for hearing today.
Bhanushali's lawyer P B Khandheria said that the petition would come up for hearing tomorrow.
In his petition, Bhanushali has alleged that the rape case against him has been concocted by a gang led by Manisha Goswami.
A 21-year-old woman had filed a complaint with Sarthana police station in Surat that Bhanushali had raped her on several occasions between November last year and March this year after promising to get her admitted to a reputed fashion design institute.
Bhanushali, BJP MLA from Abdasa constituency between 2007 and 2012, has been untraceable since the case was filed and Surat police have issued two summonses asking him to appear before Sarthana police.
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