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City-based businessman booked for bigamy

chandigarh Updated: Jun 17, 2013 23:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Judicial magistrate Parvesh Singla on Monday has sent a city-based businessman to two-day police remand on the charge of bigamy and for inflicting cruelty on his wife.

The accused has been identified as Dhanu Nikhanj (33) a city-based businessman. He was arrested by the UT police on Sunday night and on Monday the court remanded him to police custody till June 19.

Dhanu, who is a distant relative of former cricketer Kapil Dev, has been accused of bigamy and inflicting cruelty on his wife. The police registered a case against him on April 27 at Sector 3 police station.

In her complaint to the police, Meenakshi Nikhanj, alleged that she had married the accused in 2005 at Arya Samaj Mandir in Sector 56 Plasora, Chandigarh, as their parents did not approve of their marriage. She said the accused remarried in 2007.

Dhanu denied knowing Meenakshi, who claimed that the couple even has a four-year-old son. She had even accused Dhanu of forcing her to abort her child and live with him even after marrying again.

The police have registered a case under Section 494 (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife), 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 498 A (subjecting her to cruelty), 376 (rape) and 120 b (criminal conspiracy).

"The case was registered on the complaint of Meenakshi, in which she had alleged that Dhanu married someone else after tying the knot with her. He is a distant relative of Kapil Dev," DSP central Ashish Kapoor said.