Nikahnama submitted in Dharmendra case

Published on Apr 23, 2004 02:40 AM IST

The two Congress complainants who alleged that filmstar Dharmendra had converted to Islam to marry Hema Malini, submitted a copy of the nikahnama to support their case on Thursday.

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PTI | By, Indore

The two Congress complainants who alleged that filmstar Dharmendra had converted to Islam to marry Hema Malini, submitted a copy of the nikahnama to support their case on Thursday. The nikahnama gives details about the marriage of one Dilawar Khan and Aisha Bi.

The court has fixed April 24 as the next date in the case.

The complainants' lawyer, Shailendra Dwivedi, submitted an application in the court of first class judicial magistrate Narendra Jain requesting it to take on record the new evidence being produced by him — the nikahnama, a copy of an article published in a Delhi-based English daily, copy of an interview which appeared in Filmfare magazine and a copy of a news clipping of Hindi daily Nai Duniya.

The complainants, Congress leaders Akhtar Baig and K.K. Mishra, have claimed that Dilawar Khan and Aisha Bi were actually the new names of Dharmendra and Hema Malini, who converted to Islam to facilitate their marriage. The complainants have requested the court that a criminal case under Section 295, 298, 500 and 420 of the IPC be filed against Dharmendra for concealing his real name and religion in his nomination papers.

The complainants also demanded the termination of the membership of Hema Malini from the Rajya Sabha on the grounds of her alleged illegal marriage with Dharmendra.

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