Delhi Police have arrested the son-in-law of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly stealing documents of some property belonging to his wife and subjecting her to domestic violence, among other charges.
Police said they arrested Dikshit’s daughter’s estranged husband, Syed Mohammad Imran, from Bengaluru two days ago. Dikshit’s daughter had lodged a complaint against Imran in June.
According to police sources, Imran and Dikshit’s daughter got married in 1996 but have been living separately for the past few years. Sources said Dikshit’s daughter told police that her husband’s behaviour towards her changed after her mother lost the Delhi assembly elections.
She also said her husband had allegedly subjected her to violence and even tried to choke her to death once.
She claimed that one of her relatives has been having an affair with her husband for the past two years. The woman has been made a co-accused in the case, said police.
In her complaint, Dikshit’s daughter further alleged that her husband had stolen some of her belongings, including jewellery, that she had kept in her Hailey Road house.
The complaint, however, was filed soon after Imran allegedly took away some official documents of land she owned in Nainital in May, and tampered with her computer. Sources said Imran also threatened his wife, saying he would spread rumours about her.
A case was registered against Imran under IPC sections 403 (dishonest misappropriation of property), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 201 (destruction of evidence), 420 (cheating) and under Section 66 of the IT Act at Barakhamba Road police station.