Popular Kannada actor Darshan Toogudeepa, arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife Vijayalakshmi, on Wednesday, filed a bail application before a Sessions Court here.

First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Venkatesh Hulagi had yesterday rejected his bail plea stating that he did not have jurisdiction to handle the case filed under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder).

Mr. Darshan’s attempts to secure bail suffered a setback despite his wife retracting her statement in the court on Monday, of sustaining head injuries during a fall in bathroom.

This ran contrary to her allegations in a police complaint on September 8 that he had assaulted and threatened her with a revolver.

Mr. Darshan was arrested on September 9 and produced before a Magistrate who had remanded him to judicial custody.

Several leading Kannada film personalities tried to bring about a patch-up between Mr. Darshan and his wife.

The Police had on Monday requested the court to drop IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) filed against Mr. Darshan, who is now undergoing treatment for asthma and jaundice in a hospital.