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HC asks Armaan Kohli to express remorse, not repeat such behaviour

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today directed to submit an "expressing and remorse" for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and assure it he will not repeat such behaviour in future.

A bench of justices R M Savant and Revati Mohite-Dere was hearing a plea filed by seeking that the FIR registered against him in the matter be quashed.

As per the plea, and his girlfriend arrived at a settlement in the matter and she consented to the FIR being quashed.

Kohli also paid monetary compensation to her, according to the plea.

Kohli's father, Rajkumar Kohli, and his girlfriend were present in the courtroom today.

His told the court that the had only pushed the woman on the stairs, as a result of which she had sustained injuries.

However, she told the court she didn't fall down the stairs.

At this, the bench said the records showed that this was not the first time Kohli had been accused of assault.

"It doesn't matter whether she has been given compensation or not. She is saying she did not fall down the stairs," the bench said.

The judges said that courts can't mechanically quash matters just because the parties come and ask for it.

"We have to think of the society also. This isn't the first time he has been accused of something like this. So, the least we expect is an expressing and from him, and an assurance that he will not repeat this in future," the bench said.

Kohli was arrested by the police from Lonavala in the neighbouring district earlier this week and booked under IPC section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means).

The in rejected Kohli's bail yesterday and he was remanded to judicial custody.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:05 IST