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Wife complains, Pune-based engineer in dock

patna Updated: Sep 22, 2012 17:12 IST
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A Patna police team on Thursday arrested a software engineer Mohnish Jaiswal from Hadapsar police station area in Pune, in connection with harassing his wife over alleged dowry demands.

SHO of Patrakar Nagar police station, confirming his arrest, said Jaiswal was being brought to Patna and would be produced before the court of chief judicial magistrate here on Saturday. The court had earlier issued an arrest warrant against him.

Police said, Jaiswal's wife Ruhi Masoom had filed a case (number 205/12) under section 498 (a) of the IPC with the police station, complaining, that Jaiswal was physically and mentally harassing her for not meeting alleged dowry demands of R 30 lakh. The incidents had taken place in Pune and Allahabad, he added.

The couple married in Patna in 2009 and bought a flat at Kondhwa in Pune.

They later shifted to a new place in Ghorpadi. Jaiswal picked up a job at an IT park in Magarpatta, and his newly married wife continued to study. The relations between the couple soured soon after Jaiswal allowed her to stay in the Kondhwa flat as it was in her name.

Senior SP Amrit Raj said, a police team led by sub-inspector Lalan Kumar comprising Raghunath Jadhav, in-charge of the Hadapsar police, raided a hotel in Kondhwa and arrested Jaiswal.

Later, he was produced before first class judicial magistrate J A Kotnis of Pune cantonment court with a plea for three daysf transit police custody. The court directed Kumar to produce the suspect before the Patna court within 40 hours.

Jaiswal's family alleged, that Ruhi had psychiatric problems and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Pune. She had filed a complaint of alleged harassment against her in-laws with the Kondhwa police station on July 25 in 2011.

On the other hand Jaiswal had registered a non-cognisable offence against his wife with the Haveli police station, stating, that she had threatened to commit suicide and hurt herself with a razor blade on August 17, 2012, he added.