A local court on Saturday granted bail to Suraj Chaudhary, husband of international shooter Varsha Tomar, a day after he was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody over dowry allegations.
The 30-year-old shooter had on Wednesday registered an FIR against Chaudhary, a Noida-based lawyer, accusing him of barring her from engaging in sports activities over dowry.
On Tomar’s allegations that she was roughed up by her husband on April 22, Chaudhary submitted in the court through his counsel that he was in a Jaipur court regarding a client’s case the same day. He also submitted his mobile phone details to substantiate his claims.
His counsel, Mahaveer Singh, also claimed that the couple, who tied the knot on December 25, 2011, had stayed together for only 10 days following which Tomar shifted to a rented accommodation.
“Since then, Tomar has been living separately while she had alleged in the FIR that she was staying with her husband,” said the counsel. He also said Chaudhary would file a complaint against her for levelling false allegations against him.
A case of dowry harassment, criminal intimidation and criminal breach of trust was registered against Chaudhary and his mother at the DLF City Phase-I police station, following which he was arrested.
Tomar — who has participated in 34 national and international shooting events and won eight gold, five silver and 15 bronze medals — has alleged that she was confined to the house for several days and not allowed to attend practice sessions.
The FIR states that at the time of marriage, Tomar’s in-laws had promised her that she could pursue her shooting career. However, the FIR states that they later started abusing her and disallowed her from leaving the house.