Adnan Sami in trouble, again
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Adnan Sami in trouble, again

Police issue notice to Adnan Sami after wife lodges fresh complaint accusing him of physical and mental torture, cheating and extortion.

india Updated: May 06, 2009 02:35 IST
Hindustan Times

There seems to be no end to the troubles of Pakistani singer-composer Adnan Sami. The Oshiwara police on Tuesday issued him a 72-hour notice prior to his arrest after his wife Sabah lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against him.

Sabah in her complaint has accused Sami of physical and mental torture, cheating and extortion. “We have registered the FIR and as per the court’s directive we have given Sami a 72-hour notice so that he can seek anticipatory bail,” said Inspector Dattatray Sankhe .

After Sabah lodged the FIR on Monday night, Sami was summoned to the police station. “Sabah claimed that Sami had been demanding money from her. He physically assaulted her whenever she demanded Rs 5.30 crore which she had allegedly lent him,” said Sankhe.

He added that Sabah also stated that Sami was not giving the possession of the five flats, which were bought by her. Her complaint also states that Sami had been threatening to publish her vulgar photographs in magazines and newspapers.

Sabah had earlier filed non-cognisable offences against Sami on several occasions. Sami had also approached the court last month to seek anticipatory bail following the complaints.

However, the court had rejected his plea as there was no FIR lodged against him. The court had however asked the police to give a 72-hour notice to Sami prior to his arrest in case a FIR was registered. Sabah was unavailable for comment.

Sami’s father is in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. “He has been in the ICU for about two weeks now and Sabah has even included his name in the FIR. This shows what kind of a person she is. Adnan is tending to his father and does not want to comment on this,” said a friend of the singer.

When asked Adnan’s lawyer Vaibhav Mohile said that the police as per the law had to intimate Adnan 72-hour before arresting him, which they have.

“We will approach the court for anticipatory bail,” said Mohile.

First Published: May 06, 2009 02:28 IST