Saturday, 22 December 2012

Actress Huma Khan sentenced to Jail for 3 Years

huma khan 300x167 Actress Huma Khan sentenced to Jail for 3 YearsHuma Khan, a 47-year-old actress who had appeared in a string of C grade films during the late 80s and early 90s, has been charged for kidnapping and criminal intimidation and sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by Additional Sessions Court Judge AR Waghwate.
Her brother Shammiuddin Moinuddin Shaikh, though booked, has been acquitted after he made the court believe that he was impotent. Medical reports , however, prove otherwise.
Khan, a resident of Dahisar, was arrested for the illegal detention of her maid’s daughter. The victim, Shanti Mansingh Vishwakarma, 16, had alleged she had been taken to Pune from June 2007 to February 2008 by the small time actress, and where her brother raped her three times.
A complaint registered by the victim’s mother Reshma Mansingh Vishwakarma at the Mira Road Police Station on February 25, 2008 declares: “Khan and Shaikh had illegally kept the girl and burnt her with cigarettes. Sixty-six injury marks have been found on her body.”
Chief Public Prosecutor RJ Qadri said, “She was arrested after the complaint on charges of rape, attempt to murder, kidnapping and criminal intimidation under Sections 307, 363, 376 read with 114 of the IPC. She was in Kalyan Jail but left on bail later.”
Shanti often used to accompany her mother when she used to work for Khan in the Rashmi Tanna Building in Mira Road. After her film career failed to take off, Khan shifted to Pune to stay near her brother. She took her maid Reshma’s daughter with her saying she will treat Shanti as her own daughter and manage all her expenses.
Hemlata Deshmukh, Additional Public Prosecutor said: “We are not satisfied with the judgement that has been met out to Shammiuddin Shaikh. We will appeal to higher court.”Shanti, after a year of surviving the torture, managed to reach her mother and told her plight. Her mother then took her to the police and doctors who said that the wounds indicate that she had been beaten up and singed with cigarettes on almost all parts of her body, including her tongue.

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