Melbourne: The 25-year-old Indian taxi driver, extradited on charges of raping an Australian woman passenger, had fled the country on a one-way ticket to India after committing the crime, a court was told on Thursday.
Jaswinder Singh Mutta, the first Indian to be extradited to Victoria, is facing two counts of rape charges and one of indecent assault.
Mutta appeared in a Victoria court where it was heard that the cabbie fled to India on a one way ticket after allegedly raping his passenger. He left Melbourne on a Thai Airways flight on February 6, 2010 after buying his one way ticket.
In opposing Mutta's bail application in a Magistrates Court, senior investigative official, Shane Jenkins, unfolded the incident and informed that the alleged victim, who was 26, had met two girlfriends for dinner on January 17, 2010, and had been drinking wine throughout the night....more
11:20 AM, Jul 19, 2012