In some shocking allegations, the wife of Riyaz Bhati who is a close aide of underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim has accused her husband of marital rape and also alleged that he forced her to sleep with high profile people including politicians and sportspersons.
Rehnuma Bhati, wife of Riyaz Bhati had filed a police complaint in Santacruz police station of Mumbai. In the complaint, she has named her husband Riyaz Bhati, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Munaf Patel, senior Congress leader and former BCCI chairman Rajiv Shukla, and one Prithviraj Kothari.
Rehnuma has accused her husband of running a high-profile sex racket as he pushed her to have sexual relations with his business associates and other high-profile individuals.
The application was filed on September 24, 2021. As per the sources, the complainant has not mentioned the dates and places of the alleged crime in the application.
“I have been trying to get police to register an FIR, but they aren’t complying. My application was submitted in September, it is already November now. I have followed up with various levels of police authorities multiple times. I was told to give some money, but why should I spread corruption? I am right in my place. They are the ones who are criminals,” said Rehnuma.
Besides accusing Riyaz Bhati of marital rape, she alleged that her husband has forced her to have sexual relations with his friends, business associates, and other high-profile people. The complainant has also alleged that Riyaz has started to force her to honeytrap his business associates.
As per the complaint, Bhati had forced his wife to have physical relations with a man in 2011-2012, a cricketer in 2014-15, and another sportsperson and two of his friends thereafter. The complainant also claimed that a sportsperson and his friends “committed unnatural sexual activities under the influence of alcohol and drugs”.
In the complaint, Rehnuma also alleged that she was raped by a former Union minister. She was allegedly beaten and forced to dance naked before the minister when refused to give her consent.
“I say that since the aforesaid opponent (Bhati) is absconding in an FIR and since his bail application has been rejected he is having a short of funds and he is not giving me a single penny on the contrary he is forcing me and giving me address to go and have sexual relationship so that he can generate money,” said the application.
“The aforesaid opponent has indulged me into the field of prostitution for more than 15 years. I say that if no action are going to be taken against him his lust for indulging me into the field of prostitution will not end,” added Rehnuma in her application.
As per the complaint copy accessed, the complaint was filed for offences under Section 406, Section 420, Section 354, Section 354(A), Section 354(B), Section 509, Section 370, Section 376, Section 376(D), Section 377, Section 356, Section 386, Section 506(II)232, r/w Section 120(B) of Indian Penal Code, and Section 66(A), 66(E) of the Information and Technology Act 2000, Section 8 and Section 6 of the POCSO Act 2012, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of the Indecent Representation of the Women’s Act and Section 5B and Section 5C for the Immoral Traffic (Protection) Act 1956.
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Riyaz Bhati has a long criminal record including cases of extortion, land grabbing, and forgery. His name is also included in the extortion FIR against former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh.