A court here has fixed February 19 for framing of charges against the accused in the case of alleged rape of a 37-year-old woman in Park Street area last year. The charges will be framed about a year after the incident occurred in the early hours of February 6, 2012.

The court will also rule on February 6, in connection with the demand of a judicial inquiry over the disappearance of CCTV footage that was used to apprehend the accused. The counsels appearing for the victim have demanded a judicial probe in the CCTV footage of a nightclub on Park Street going missing from police records. The footage, where the victim and the accused were last seen together, is a crucial piece of evidence on the basis of which the accused were identified and later apprehended.

Three persons have been arrested in connection with this case, while two including the main accused Kader Khan is still absconding.

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