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Sheila Dikshit’s son-in-law held

Ex-Delhi CM’s daughter Latika has alleged that she was subjected to violence

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.

Confirming the arrest on Sunday, a senior Delhi Police officer said Mr. Imran was arrested from Bengaluru two days ago.

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

The Hindu tried to contact the family of the accused by dialling the number provided by the complainant, but it was found to be switched off.

Ms. Latika has also named a female relative of hers in the complaint. The woman has been booked in the case as co-accused.

The couple got married in 1996, but have been living separately for the past few months. In her statement to the police, she claimed that Mr. Imran’s behaviour towards her changed since her mother lost the elections.

‘Jewellery missing’

Stating that he had turned “aggressive and rude,” she added that the two accused were in an illicit relationship for the past two years.

Some of the belongings kept in her Hailey Road house in the Capital had gone missing and whenever she asked her husband about them, he gave evasive replies. She said he also took jewellery and other expensive items from the house.

Threat to spread rumour

One of the alleged “stolen” articles were papers pertaining to a plot of land Ms. Latika owns in Nainital. She said Mr. Imran took away the papers despite having been told not to do so.

The incident took place in May and the victim approached the police with her complaint the following month.

Besides the missing articles and documents, she also listed instances of the alleged violence she was subjected to. She also claimed that not only was Mr. Imran defiant, but also threatened to spread rumours about her brother and mother, both politicians, in order to ruin their public lives. She further added that the accused had tampered with her computer and removed key documents from it.

A case under Sections 403 (Dishonest misappropriation of property), 497 (adultery), 120 B Criminal Conspiracy, 201 (Destruction of Evidence), and 420 (Cheating) of the IPC, and 66 of the IT Act was registered at the Barakhamba Police Station.

Held from Ulsoor

Ms. Dikshit declined to comment for a reaction when The Hindu called her up.

“The Delhi Police has shared the information. They should know best about the case,” she said.

The Delhi police team, which was tracking Mr. Imran for several days, traced him to Ulsoor on Friday, where he was staying at a rented house.

(With inputs from Bengaluru)

Imran has been booked for cheating, committing adultery and misappropriating his wife’s property

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