A Bunbury man accused of following his estranged wife to the Bunbury Farmer’s Market in an effort to convince her to drop a restraining order has failed in his bid for bail. Satnam Singh Rajpal appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday via audio link from Bunbury Police Station, where he made an application to be granted bail to relocate to Perth. Mr Rajpal was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and breaching a family violence restraining order on Wednesday but did not appear in court in person after he complained of flu-like symptoms while in the police lock-up. The court was told Mr Rajpal had been served with a family violence restraining order that protected his wife in October, barring him from contacting her or approaching her. Police alleged the woman was shopping inside the Bunbury Farmer’s Market on Wednesday morning when Mr Rajpal arrived and parked his vehicle diagonally from hers and walked towards her “with purpose”. It was further alleged Mr Rajpal “stood over” the victim, who was stuck between him, her trolley and a fruit stand, and asked her to drop the restraining order so he could come home. The court was told the victim was allegedly unable to move away from Mr Rajpal for several minutes and she called her teenage daughter to get her to call police. An off-duty police officer who entered Bunbury Farmer’s Market saw the “terrified” victim and escorted her out of the store and called for back-up before Mr Rajpal was taken into custody. Mr Rajpal allegedly told police in an interview he was just shopping for fruit and vegetables at the time of the alleged offending, but CCTV footage allegedly showed no evidence of Mr Rajpal shopping. Despite Mr Rajpal telling the court he was “not a criminal”, the court was told he had previously been convicted of breaching the restraining order and was on bail for another alleged breach. When asked what he planned to do while on bail, Mr Rajpal said he would relocate to Perth and then make plans to further relocate to India. Magistrate Benjamin Tyers refused bail, telling Mr Rajpal he was concerned about the matters being left unresolved if Mr Rajpal left the jurisdiction and that relocating to Perth should have happened sooner than the alleged offending. Mr Rajpal was remanded in custody, with the charges adjourned to January 13.