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Viveka case: Former boyfriend likely to seek anticipatory bail

mumbai Updated: Jun 30, 2010 17:33 IST

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After Gautam Vora, boyfriend of model Viveka Babajee who allegedly committed suicide at her suburban Bandra residence, her former boyfriend Karthik Jobanputtra is likely to seek anticipatory bail.

Karthik, who was in a relationship with Viveka for a brief period between 2008 and mid 2009, fears he would be arrested on charges of abetting Viveka's suicide and is likely to approach the sessions court seeking anticipatory bail.

The sessions court on Tuesday had granted relief to Viveka's current boyfriend Gautam, stock analyst, by directing the suburban Khar police to not arrest Gataum without giving 72-hour prior notice.

Gautam had on Monday approached the court seeking anticipatory bail.

Viveka (37) had on June 25 committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her residence in Continental Towers at suburban Bandra.

"Karthik has not had any contact with Viveka since last seven to eight months. Just because he was in a relation with her in the past, police cannot question him," Karthik's lawyer Laxman Kanal told PTI.

"There were so many persons who knew Viveka personally. Will the police question all of them. There is no direct or indirect link of Viveka and Karthik in the recent past," he said. According to the police, Viveka and Karthik had floated an event management company when they were together but later differences cropped up between the two.