Video: Former chairman of Brent Youth Parliament accepts a bind over following claims he assaulted a woman
PUBLISHED: 13:23 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:39 27 June 2013
Kishan Parshotam is banned from insulting, harassing or abusing Khushboo Miyani
A former chairman of Brent Youth Parliament has accepted a bind over after allegations he assaulted a female friend in his university library.
Yesterday, Wesminster Magistrates’ Court heard claims that Kishan Parshotam, 20, of The Green, Wembley, assaulted Khushboo Miyani in the London School of Economics library, where they are both studying.
Prosecutor Doreen Bogle said: “The defendant is alleged to have come up and was angry and aggressive in his demeanour and his words.
“Miss Miyani went to speak to him where the books are kept.
“There he is alleged to have taken hold of her coat and pulled it.”
But the prosecution was dismissed after no evidence was offered and Parshotam agreed to be bound over to keep the peace in the sum of £150.
Mark Troman, defence counsel, said that Parshotam was ‘willing to accept the terms of a binding over order to resolve this matter’.
He added: “He is aware this is not an admission of guilt.”
Under the terms of the binding over order Parshotam is prohibited from insulting, harassing or abusing Miss Miyani.
District Judge Michael Jebbit told Parshotam: “This is not a conviction. It is an admission by you that your conduct was not as it should have been.
“If in the next 12 months anything untoward happens, then you would be liable to forfeit the sum of money that you are pledging.”
Speaking outside court Parshotam said: “I have always accepted having a disagreement but I was not violent and did not commit any offences.
“I have no problems abiding by the conditions of the binding over as this is how I would expect to behave.”
The order lasts for 12 months and if it is breached, Parshotam will have pay £150 to the court.
Parshotam denied one count of assault by beating.