Muzaffarnagar: The defence in the Imrana rape case today was unable to present the video tape, which purportedly shows her making a statement that her father-in-law did not succeed in his attempt to rape her, as evidence in court following a strong opposition from the prosecution.
Imrana’s father-in-law Ali Mohammad, whom she has accused of raping her, was brought to the court from the jail but District and Sessions Judge Rajmani Chouhan adjourned thehearing to February 6 after the prosecutions objections to the tape being displayed. Defence counsel Subhash Arora had sought the permission to display the tape in the court as a piece of evidence by the defence.
The defence counsel said the tape was recorded by the Muslim organisation Milli Council on June 24 last year in which Imrana has allegedly made a statement that her father-in-law did not succeed in his attemnpt to rape her. The Imrana controversy hit headlines after a community panchayat passed an edict declaring Imrana’s marriage null and void and said her husband could not cohabit with her as he was her son.