A jail inmate claims to be Manyata's husband

Updated on Feb 16, 2008 04:54 PM IST
Mehraj Shaikh, who claims to be Manyata's husband, files an application against the couple in a local court, alleging that they have violated the Muslim marriage norms.
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PTI | By, Mumbai

A writer, lodged in a jail in Mumbai, has moved to court claiming that he is Manyata's husband since he has still not divorced her.

Mehraj Shaikh, who claims to be Manyata's husband, filed an application against Dutt and her in a local court on Thursday, alleging that they have violated the Muslim marriage norms.

Shaikh is currently lodged at the Arthur Road jail in connection with charges of sending vulgar SMSs and threatening Bollywood personalities for extortion.

He moved the application praying for legal proceedings against Dutt and Manyata, stating that he had married Manyata on April 5, 2003 and has a son from her who is presently staying with the latter's mother. The application is likely to be heard on Saturday.

Shaikh has also claimed in the application that he and Manyata had started living separately, but till now, neither of them had sought "talak".

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