Salim Sheikh, a history-sheeter of Juhapura, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping his sister-in-law after an FIR was lodged against him in this connection.
The Vejalpur police said that Salim’s sister-in-law was under financial crisis for the last few years and he was reportedly helping her.
Taking an advantage of the situation, he allegedly forced her to develop a physical relationship with him and for the last few years. He had been taking her to various guest houses in and around Ahmedabad and raped her several times during the period.
He had also filmed her during one of the incidents and later kept blackmailing her to keep quiet otherwise he would release the video footage in public, the police said.
The woman told the police that she didn’t complain about it because she feared for her life.
Salim allegedly runs a network of car thefts and has been arrested earlier in these cases. He has a record of stealing 54 cars till now, the police said.
He was last arrested by Sub-Inspector Taral Bhatt in a vehicle theft case after which he claimed that he was beaten up in custody of the crime branch.
Bhatt was later transferred out of the crime branch on the instructions of the Gujarat High Court.