DELHI: A Delhi court granted bail to the owner of an OYO hotel who has been accused of denying a room to a guest from Kashmir. The accused named Rakesh Kumar owns an OYO hotel in Jahangirpuri.
The Bail was granted by the Additional Sessions, Judge Shivaji Anand. The court noted that there was no need for police custody of the accused and that the CCTV footage of the incident had already been submitted.
Pardeep Khatri, the main counsel of the accused informed the court that the accusation had been made with a dishonest motive and mala fide intention to cause humiliation to his client.
The defense counsel argued that the FIR was registered on the basis of a misunderstanding. The Kashmiri guest had booked a room for himself on March 22 and when he tried to check in at the hotel, all rooms except one were occupied by guests and the only room which was available had an issue with the air conditioning system, the defense counsel submitted.
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