A court here has fixed February 19 for framing of charges against the accused in the alleged case of 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.