A judge in Bobbili in Andhra Pradesh finds himself in the dock after a woman, who claimed to be his wife, released to the media a video tape showing the judge in sexual act with her.
The woman, Madagi Harika apparently took the extreme step after coming to know that the judge was going to tie the knot with another woman on April 30 despite having married her earlier.
Before taking the unusual step, Harika came to Three Town police station at Visakhpatnam and lodged a complaint against the judge. In her complaint she said that G Surya Prakash, Judge at Bobbili Sub Court in Vizianagaram district had married her in November 4 and her family members were witness to the marriage. She alleged that Surya Prakash wanted her to keep the marriage under wraps till he convinced his family.
Harika, who is a graduate, charged that she came in touch with Surya Prakash, a distant relative, five years ago, after her first marriage ended in a divorce. At that time she had enlisted help of Surya Prakash, who was then a lawyer, to get the divorce issue settled.
Soon after they fell in love and got into a physical relationship, which continued till recently, she alleged.
She informed the police that Surya Prakash`s mother had fixed a match for him and marriage was going to be solemnized on April 30. She further said that all her efforts to contact Surya Prakash has proved futile. She wanted the police to register a case of cheating and bigamy against the judge.
Harika`s mother and brother lodged a complaint in Three Town police station on Monday wherein they charged that Harika was married to Surya Prakash in their presence and she should get her marital right.
They are planning to lodge a complaint with the Principal Judge, Vizianagaram.
Surya Prakash could not be reached for his reaction.