Fiza calls Chand's fax swearing commitment a 'conspiracy'

Fiza, the second wife of former Haryana deputy CM Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed, today dismissed his fax message to the police in Mohali - in which he claimed to be committed to her - as a "conspiracy".
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Updated on Feb 24, 2009 03:46 PM IST
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Fiza, the second wife of former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed, on Tuesday dismissed his fax message to the police in Mohali - in which he claimed to be committed to her - as a "conspiracy".

Chand had on Monday evening sent the fax from London, claiming that Fiza alias Anuradha Bali was still his wife and he had gone abroad for medical treatment.

"I am his wife. I should be the first one to know his ailment. Why did he have to run from in Mohali without telling me? Why has he not got in touch with me? There is a conspiracy against me," Fiza told reporters in Mohali.

She accused the police of siding with Chand Mohammed and not registering a case of rape and cheating against him despite her complaint last week.

Fiza, a former assistant advocate general with the Haryana and Punjab governments, also claimed that Congress leaders were helping Chand Mohammed and urged party president Sonia Gandhi to come to her aid.

Police had summoned Fiza and Chand Mohammed last Friday to record their statements. While Fiza went to the police, the politician - who has been underground since Jan 28 when he suddenly left his second wife's house in Mohali after less than two months of wedlock - did not come.

"I got to know about the allegations against me through the media. Fiza is still my wife. I have not deserted her. I remain a Muslim," Chand had written in his fax message.

He refuted allegations that he had converted to Islam only to get married a second time.

Police officials in Mohali said they would move ex-parte against Chand Mohammed if he did not join investigations. In an earlier fax to the police, he had said he would be back from London only in April.

Chand Mohammed, the elder son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, is a sitting Haryana Congress legislator.

He lost his job as Haryana's high-profile deputy chief minister in December last year after he emerged from hiding after over 40 days with a new name, religion and wife.

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