Avhad’s lawyer, Prakash Wagh said in 2007, he had been duped by a Rajesh Gupta while trying to secure a loan for his wife’s treatment. Avhad’s other advocate Vivek Sudade said the police mistreated him whenever he went to lodge a complaint. The magistrate was irked that Avhad’s was not a solitary case. Deshmukh had disobeyed court orders in other cases too, the magistrate noted. Deshmukh was unavailable for comment.