On Thursday, it was Zeenat Aman, the former screen legend who filed a rape case against a city-based businessman. But today, the accused, Sarfaraz has spoken and the situation has taken an entirely different turn. The advocate for the accused claimed that his client was married to veteran actress and that the case is invalid. He even presented their marriage certificate.
The advocated, Kishor Gaikwad, spoke to a leading agency earlier today. He stated, “The case filed against him is false. The defense presented before Court that my client & the actress are husband & wife so there's no question of Section 376. If the plaintiff is influential anything can happen in the case,”
The accused, Sarfaraz has presented multiple documents and evidence in the court. These pieces of evidence essentially prove that he has been married to her in an Islamic nuptial in the year 2016. The ceremony was carried out by a Bandra-based Maulana. Sarfaraz has also requested the court to allow him some time so that he can present the Maulana as a witness. He has also challenged to bring multiple witnesses to the court to prove their marriage.
Kishor has said that the case isn’t about rape or fraud instead it is a move by the actress to avoid paying money to his client.
The 68-year-old actress filed the case on Thursday in Juhu police station. Soon after that the accused had been arrested and taken into custody by the police. He was even presented to the local court. DCP Nisar Tamboli told another agency that the case has been transferred to the crime branch now.
It has been reported that this wasn’t the first time Zeenat filed a case against him for fraud and stalking previously.
The actress who once ruled the silver screen with her bold roles in films like Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Lawaaris, Don, The Great Gambler, Heera Panna, Dum Maro Dum, amongst many others has been away from the camera for a long time now. She was last seen in 2014, in Strings of Passion.