Socialite Poonam Bhagat gets anticipatory bail in case filed by husband

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 10:55 IST

Poonam Bhagat, wife of industrialist Jaidev Shroff, was granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court on Wednesday. The court imposed some conditions on her over the complaint filed by her husband.

One of conditions says Poonam will have to go to the police station every day from April 28 to May 3 and every Monday after that until the charge sheet is filed. The court has also asked her to not leave the city or country without prior permission.

While the couple are embroiled in a messy divorce battle, Shroff who heads the Rs2,000-crore United Phosphorous Limited, had filed a complaint against Poonam for allegedly spiking his juice with poison on March 25.

Read: Mumbai socialite booked for poisoning husband

The FIR filed with Khar police station states the drink made him dizzy and he went into deep sleep. According to the FIR, Shroff then left Mumbai for treatment in a private hospital in another state.

While the Khar police had arrested a godman, who according to Jaidev, had advised Poonam to spike his drink, his wife moved an anticipatory bail application before the Mumbai sessions court. In her pre-arrest bail plea, Bhagat said in January 2005, within six months of their marriage, Jaidev allegedly hit her, gave her a black eye and broke her tooth by stuffing a mobile phone in her mouth. In The application said Poonam was assaulted again in December 2006 and Jaidev had siphoned off money after he was appointed the director of Nirlon. Poonam’s application stated incidents of domestic violence continued from 2009 to 2015. Considering allegations from both sides, the court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail. The court has also granted bail to athe godman.

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