Bollywood actress alleges rape: Arabic teacher from UP arrested
The city crime branch on Sunday arrested a 54-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the rape and cheating case registered by a 67-year-old veteran Bollywood actress against an Andheri-based businessman.
The man, identified as Quari Gauhsulvara Hasmat Ali Ansari, an Arabic teacher, is the third accused arrested in the case which was filed after the actress approached the Juhu police in March this year. Ansari, a resident of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh had allegedly helped the businessman make fake papers to prove the complainant and the businessman were married.
The complainant had alleged that he had taken ₹15.40 crore from her, including gold ornaments on the pretext of giving her four flats, between 2011 and 2015. On January 10 this year, the complainant had filed the first case of stalking against the businessman and he was arrested by the Juhu police and later released on bail. The case was subsequently transferred to the unit 9 of the Mumbai crime branch for further investigation. The police found that the businessman made fake papers of their nikah (marriage certificate) with Ansari’s help.
The victim alleged in her complaint that the businessman threatened her with dire consequences if she spoke out against him about cheating, said an officer. During inquiry, the police seized two Mercedes and several documents including the marriage certificate and debit cards from the businessman’s residence. “We have recorded the witnesses’ statement and the marriage was conducted in front of them. Ansari signed the marriage certificate on the businessman’s instructions. During inquiry, police found two certificates issued on the same date but showing the wedding took place at two different locations,” said a crime branch official.