According to police officials, the incident took place between September 2017 and July 2018, following which Mayur Kadam submitted a complaint application, which was converted into an FIR last week, at the Worli police station.
In May 2015, the Gujarat Enforcement Directorate (ED) had raided two of Anil Jaisinghani’s houses and booked him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. He continued to be on the run citing poor health and eight months later, applied for a transit bail in the Bombay High Court.
The police said that the fiancee's family gave the accused Rs 5 lakh in cash after the engagement in mid-2018. But when the 25-year-old woman’s family refused to pay for a bike worth Rs 3 lakh, the man called off the wedding in the last week of December, 2018.
The complainant has earlier worked in a five-star hotel in Saudi Arabia for two years and after he returned to Mumbai, posted his resume on a job website, following which he was approached by alleged fraudsters.
As Gopi still held on, the 27-year-old woman’s paramour Mahesh Karale (25) administered him two doses of phenyl, smothered him and banged his head against the wall in the intervening night of December 28 and December 29.
The accused were produced in court and remanded to police custody till January 10. The complainant is Hukumchand Jatolia, a resident of Kurla (East), who runs a wholesale business in footwear. The accused were identified as Alok Sharma and 70-year-old Dalsingar Yadav from Pune.
In November 2012, the IT engineer and MBA graduate had left home saying he was going to Kabul for a job interview. A week later, he had entered Pakistan through Torkham, in the hope of rescuing a 25-year-old Khattak tribal girl he had befriended via Facebook.
Hamid Ansari reached his house in Mumbai on Thursday. He had left India in November 2012 to meet a girl he befriended in Pakistan through Facebook after which he was arrested in Pakistan for illegally entering the country through Afghanistan.
Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, she said: “When I met him for first time, he didn’t even have spectacles. He could not see properly. He got scared that an old woman was approaching him in jail. Today, when I spoke to him after he reached India, we laughed over that memory.”
Fauzia, a schoolteacher based in Versova in suburban Mumbai, is currently in New Delhi with her husband, both of them preparing to travel to the Wagah border where they hope to meet Hamid when he is escorted across the international border.
“Her cousin stays close by. So, under the pretext of letting her watch television, he would take her to his house and sexually assault her. It has been happening for the last two years,” said a police officer.