Former Uttar Pradesh minister, Chaudhary Bashir, has been booked by his wife Nagma for preparing to marry for the sixth time.
A police spokesman confirmed that a case has been registered at Mantola police station in Agra and Chaudhary Bashir has been booked under Section 3 of the Protection of Rights on Muslim Women’s Marriage Act, 2019 and Section 504 of the IPC.
According to Nagma, she learned on July 23 that Chaudhary was going to get married for the sixth time to a girl named Shaista.
Nagma Chaudhary approached Bashir and he not only assaulted her but also divorced her with triple talaq and threw her out of the house.
Nagma is the third wife of the former minister to file a case against him.
Nagma told reporters that she got married to Bashir in November 2012.
Nagma and Chaudhary Bashir have two sons.
She alleged that her husband and sister-in-law had been physically and mentally harassing her since marriage. Nagma finally resorted to legal action and the case is pending in court.
Nagma has also posted a video on social media, requesting help from the police.
Chaudhary Bashir was a minister in the Mayawati government but later switched over to the Samajwadi Party. However, he left SP later and his present status in politics is not known.