A court in Tamil Nadu has granted bail to the magistrate arrested on charges of rape a few days ago. The judicial officer is based at a court in Coonor in the Nilgiris district.
The petitioner, a woman police sub-inspector in Coimbatore, had alleged that she was in a live-in relationship with the Magistrate following his promise to marry her.
She claimed the judicial officer refused to marry her and had recently married another woman.
The incident came a week after the controversial order by the Madras High Court which said that pre-marital sex is equivalent to marriage.
The High Court gave its judgement during an alimony hearing. The mother of two from Coimbatore was left by the man, who fathered her children. A court in Coimbatore had directed the man to pay maintenance for the children. However, the woman was denied alimony as she did not have valid documents of a marriage.