Anand Holla / Mid-Day
Mumbai, May 25: Eight years after their marriage fell apart, Mohammad Kasu Khan (48), a Pakistani cabbie in Dubai, has slapped bigamy charges against his wife Dilshad Khan (35), a Mumbaikar.
He also filed a case of adultery against her second husband, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, in the Andheri metropolitan court on Monday.
While Mohammad claimed he had not divorced Dilshad, she alleged he had already said talaq tree times to her on several occasions.
(Right) Mohammad Kasu Khan, a Pakistani cabbie in Dubai, married Dilshad Khan (left), a Mumbaikar, in Ambernath on August 7, 1988. She lived with him in Dubai for a decade before returning to Mumbai in 1998
However, Dilshad’s parents are backing Mohammad, in his battle to get custody of their three children Shoaib (17), Azeem (13), and Nagma (11).
Mohammad flew down from Dubai on April 14 on a three-month visa to file his case. He said, “Indo-Pak relations are not at their best, and this delayed my visa.”
Mohammad married Dilshad in Ambernath on August 7, 1988. She lived with him in Dubai for a decade before returning to Mumbai in 1998.
Shainaaz, Dilshad’s sister, said, “After coming back, she lived with us for three months in 1998 and met Abdul, an estate agent, whom she married. She now lives with him and her three children in Tunga village, Powai.”
Mohammad, who has no relatives or friends in India, is living with Dishad’s parents. “We’re supporting Mohammad because we know he’s right,” added Shainaz.
Dilshad’s parents, who were against her wedding to Abdul, claim she once refused to identify them at Powai police station. “She told the police that she didn’t know us. What she did to Mohammed is not right,” said Dilshad’s father Aziz-ur-Rehman (77).
Dismissing the allegations, Dilshad said, “For 10 years, Mohammad tortured me. He locked me up inside the house and abused me. He said triple talaq on several occasions. Now he wants to take away my children.”
Mohammad hit back saying, “For years, I used to telephone Dilshad from Dubai, but she never responded.”
Dilshad added, “When I landed Mumbai in 1988, Mohammed stopped paying me and I couldn’t feed my kinds then. Three months after my talaq, I met Abdul, who promised to support us. I then married him.”
Mohammad’s advocate Amit Poojary said, “Whatever she may claim, there’s no documentary evidence of her talaq. We have filed an adultery case against Shaikh and charged Dilshad with bigamy.”
Who? Mohammad Khan, a Pakistani cabbie in Dubai
What? Slapped bigamy charges against his wife Dilshad Khan
Where? In Andheri metropolitan court
Why? Mohammad claimed he did not divorced his wife
And? Dilshad’s parents backing Mohammad