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Fiza to move court against Chand

india Updated: Sep 25, 2009 21:17 IST

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Anuradha Bali aka Fiza, who converted to Islam to marry former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan, on Friday said she would move court against her estranged husband for violating marriage laws.

"After our nikah (Muslim marriage) last year, Chander Mohan also married me according to Hindu rituals as he wanted to see himself dressed up like a Hindu groom. This is an offence as per Hindu Marriage Act, which says that nobody can marry second time and it amounts to rape," said Fiza, while addressing reporters at her residence in Mohali, on Friday.

"Being a lawyer, I was aware about this law but I abided by his directions as I wanted to behave like a decent wife. However, he ditched me and spoiled my life. I am not going to spare him and I will move court to teach him a lesson," she said, showing their photographs that were clicked while solemnising Hindu marriage.

Chander Mohan, who was holding the high-profile post of state deputy chief minister, had suddenly disappeared October last year and re-emerged early December with a new name Chand Mohammad, a new religion and a new wife.

He was dropped from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for remaining absent from work for over 40 days.

"He has already paid a price for betraying me by losing Congress ticket, now his whole family will be ruined very soon. His father Bhajan Lal and brother Kuldeep Bishnoi are also big crooks," said Fiza.

"I will not let his family members win in the forthcoming elections. Wherever possible I will go and conduct press conferences against them in Haryana. I am also going to constitute a team of young intellectuals, who will work for the betterment of victims like me all over the world."

Chander Mohan, who reverted to Hinduism and divorced Fiza last month, had sought Congress ticket but was denied one.

He is the four-time legislator from Kalka. Elections to the state assembly will take place October 13.