Popular playback singer SP Balasubramaniam's son SPB Charan, who was caught in a sex scandal, heaved a sigh of relief as Madras High Court today granted anticipatory bail to him.
SPB Charan, a film maker, apprehended arrest following a complaint against him by Actress Sona of an attempt to outrage her modesty while taking part in a party to celebrate the success of Ajith starrer "Mankatha" recently. The item girl lodged a complaint against him under Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act and IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and threatened to produce videographic evidence.
Passing orders on the bail plea of Mr SPB Charan, the High Court granted him bail for two weeks and directed him to furnish a personal bond for Rs 10,000 with two sureties for like sum. The court has also ordered him to report daily until the next hearing. Meanwhile, reports suggest SPB Charan and Sona are heading for a peace deal.
It is said that SP Balasubrahmaniam, who met Sona recently at a hospital, has requested her to take back the complaint. The item girl has softened her stand and agreed to bury the hatchet but demanded a written apology from SPB Charan.
She had served a ten-day deadline to SPB Charan to tender apology and the deadline is ending today. Last week, after a party at Actor Vaibhav Reddy's house, Sona came out in public alleging that SPB Charan molested her at the party.