MUMBAI: A Bandra resident has filed an FIR against his former wife, her lawyers and a police officer, accusing them of fraudulently obtaining bank account statements in connection with a maintenance case pending in court.
The FIR by Irphan Mogal lodged at Azad Maidan police station on Friday accuses his former wife Shaista, her advocates Rizwan Merchant and Gayatri Gokhale and former assistant inspector of Agripada police station Vilas Sutar of cheating and forgery.
After a family court refused maintenance to Shaista, she approached Bombay high court. In February, the high court directed the lawyers to file an affidavit and serve a copy to Irphan.
“To my shock, I noticed four bank account statements of my father’s company and other personal accounts obtained fraudulently,” said Irphan. “The bank says assistant inspector Vilas Sutar had obtained the statements claiming that they were needed in a Rs 75 lakh cheating case.”
A reply to his RTI query to the police station said that no cheating case was filed by any person named by the cop. “It it crystal clear that my ex wife and her associates illegally obtained my family’s account details,” said Irphan.
Advocate Rizwan Merchant said they were in no way concerned with procuring bank documents. “We were engaged to file an appeal in high court… The names of lawyers is being deliberately dragged to pressure us… We have done nothing wrong,” he said.