Delhi’s Patiala House court has sent former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s son-in-law to 1-day judicial custody in a case of theft and misappropriation of wife’s property. Syed Mohammad Imran, who was arrested from Bangalore and brought here on transit remand, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma on Tuesday who had remanded him to police custody till November 17.
Delhi Police on Tuesday had sought two days custody of Imran saying they have to recover the articles which he had allegedly stolen. Advocates P Banerjee and Neeraj Kumar, appearing for Imran, opposed the police plea saying the probe agency has violated the provisions of CrPC and he should be released from custody. The counsel argued that the arrest of accused was not mandatory in this case and the police should have given notice to him to appear before the officer.
According to police, Latika, Dikshit’s daughter, had also accused her estranged husband of subjecting her to violence. Latika and Imran had got married in 1996 but were living separately for the last 10 months. In her complaint filed in June, Latika had alleged that Imran’s attitude had changed towards her and had become aggressive and rude towards her after her mother lost in the Delhi Assembly elections.