Report from Bangalore, 2013

Okalipuram corporator Queen Elizabeth was granted anticipatory bail in a forgery case.

Allowing her bail plea, high court vacation judge AN Venugopala Gowda told her to surrender her passport before the trial court and execute a personal bond for Rs 50,000.

The corporator has to be available for interrogation as and when required on any day between 8am and 6pm and shouldn’t make attempts to induce or issue threat/promise to persons acquainted with the facts of the case, the judge said.

An FIR was registered against Queen Elizabeth under sections 198 and 420 of the IPC and section 3(1)(ix) of SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, for allegedly forging documents and obtaining a false caste certificate.

The story is here, via James Crabtree, and yes the person’s name is Queen Elizabeth and she is on the city council.


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