A Hyderabad court on Monday granted bail to Ravela Susheel, son of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu, who was arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a 20-year-old woman teacher.
"Susheel was granted bail by the court. He has to cooperate with the investigation," Assistant Commissioner of Police (Banjara Hills Division) D Uday Kumar Reddy said.
Police had registered cases against Susheel and his driver M Ramesh under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. Susheel was arrested on March 6.
According to the complainant, a teacher, a car with "MLA" sticker on the windshield had followed her when she was returning from the school a few days back.
"The driver and a passenger in the car, who were drunk, passed lewd remarks and asked me to get in. The passenger, who had a tattoo on his hand, tried to pull me inside," she said in the complaint.
She raised an alarm and her husband, who was nearby, and some others reached the spot and beat up Susheel and his driver, the complaint further said.
Susheel has denied these allegations.