A local court sent former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit’s son-in-law on November 15 to two-day police custody in a case of theft and misappropriation.
According to media reports, Syed Mohammed Imran, 49, is an architect by profession since 2006. The estranged husband of Latika, the UP Congress chief ministerial candidate’s daughter, was arrested in Bengaluru on November 14 and brought to New Delhi on transit remand.
Being produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma, Delhi Police sought two-day custody of Imran till November 17.
Latika and Imran got married in 1996 but from the past 10 months, they were living separately. The couple have a daughter.
Advocate P Banerjee and advocate Neeraj Kumar said since the police has violated the CrPC provisions and hence he should be released immediately.
The accused’s arrest, in this case, was not compulsory. The cops should’ve given notice to him before arresting him, they argued while opposing the police plea.
A case was filed against Imran three months ago with the Barakhamba police station in New Delhi. The police claimed Imran had been booked under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence and IT Act.
Latika had alleged that Imran took away papers of a Nainital plot owned by her, despite having been told not to do so. She also alleged that he took away jewellery and other expensive items from there, as per media reports. In this crime, she also alleged that one of her female relatives in cahoots with Imran.
A case was registered against Imran under Sections 403, 120B, 201 and 420 of the IPC and under 66 of the IT Act.