Accused uses mobile, laptop in Bhondsi jail, alleges victim's family
The family of deceased Ruchi Bhuttan has alleged that her husband and main accused, Sumit Bhuttan, uses a mobile phone and laptop at Bhondsi Jail, where he is lodged since July 6, 2011.gurgaon Updated: Jan 10, 2013 01:21 IST
The family of deceased Ruchi Bhuttan has alleged that her husband and main accused, Sumit Bhuttan, uses a mobile phone and laptop at Bhondsi Jail, where he is lodged since July 6, 2011.
Sumit is accused of murdering his wife, Ruchi Bhuttan (28), in July 2010. He was allegedly having an affair with model Meera Chopra.
The family of the deceased filed a complaint in a Gurgaon court on Wednesday. The court of Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Manvika Banswal, will hear the complaint on Thursday.
In the application filed by counsel Durgesh Bokan, the family has also complained against the Bhondsi jail superintendent for allegedly allowing Sumit to use a mobile phone and laptop.
"We have evidence to prove our complaint. We will present it before the court," said Bokan.
Refuting the allegations, Bhondsi jail superintendent Harender Singh, said, "An NGO has also written to me recently that inmates were using mobile phones. We conducted thorough checks but did not find anything."
In October 2012, Ruchi's family had also demanded that Meera Chopra, Sumit's mother Kiran Bhuttan and sister Suchi be made co-accused in the case and summoned.
The court will hear the plea to summon them on January 24.
Sumit faces charges under Sections 304 (b) (dowry death), 302 (murder), 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC.