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Sheila Dikshit’s son-in-law held for 'adultery'

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Published : Nov 14, 2016, 2:20 am IST
Updated : Nov 14, 2016, 5:37 pm IST

A senior Delhi police officer confirmed the arrest on Sunday and said that Mr Imran was arrested from Bengaluru.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
 Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi: The son-in-law of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating property belonging to his wife, stealing from her and committing adultery.

The victim, Ms Dikshit’s daughter Latika, has also accused her estranged husband Syed Mohammad Imran of subjecting her to violence, almost choking her to death on one occasion.

A senior Delhi police officer confirmed the arrest on Sunday and said that Mr Imran was arrested from Bengaluru two days ago. In her complaint, Ms Latika has also named a female relative of hers who has also been booked in the case as a co-accused. She approached the police this June. Mr Imran and Ms Latika got married in 1996 and have been living separately for the past few months. In her purported statement to the police, the victim has claimed that Mr Imran’s behaviour changed since her mother lost elections as he turned aggressive and rude, something that rocked her marriage.

She further added that the two accused have been in an illicit relationship for the past two years and since early last year, she noticed that some of the belongings kept in her Hailey Road House had gone missing and whenever she asked, he would give evasive replies. She said that he also took jewellery and other expensive items from the house.

One of the allegedly stolen articles that the victim highlights in her complaint were papers pertaining to a land in Nainital she owns. She said that Mr Imran took away the papers despite having been told not to do so. This happened in May and in the following month, she approached the police with her complaint which also enlists the articles missing and documents the alleged violence that she was subjected to. The victim also claimed that not only was Mr Imran defiant, but also threatened to spread rumours about her brother and mother.

Tags: delhi police, sheila dikshit, adultery