Mumbai, June 29: A 26-year-old woman from Mumbra, who approached the special TADA court, for seeking permission to marry gangster Abu Salem, on Sunday, June 28, threatened to kill herself if she is not allowed to marry him.
According to a TOI report, Sayyed Bahaar Kausar wrote a six-page application on June 15, Monday, to the TADA court in Mumbai.
Kausar, said to be a commerce graduate, has sought permission of the TADA court for bringing Salem to Mumbai at the office of the registrar of marriages to sign on the documents and formalize their nikkah under the Special Marriage Act.
In her application, Kausar has said that " she will be at least saved from the taunts, names and disrespect from the society."
Kausar also claimed that her morphed photograph with Salem was published in a city-based tabloid, that's why 'out of compulsion', she is insisting on marrying the gangster.
Salem is presently serving time in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.
Kausar also alleged that during inquiry, police slapped one of her friend, who had accompnaied her.
She also said that police visited her relatives in Azamgarh, Lucknow and Gujarat for further investigation, following which, her relatives and neighbours have distanced themselves from her.
Kausar was quoted saying as to the TOI, "If at all I get married to someone, I do not expect my husband to be good to me and that he will not question me about the news report and if there is any petty issue, I will be tortured as to how my photograph came alongwith Abu Salem. Nobody would understand the real cause behind it that it could have been morphed."
Kausar has been staying with her mother, maternal grandfather and her elder brother in Mumbra and they have reportedly agreed with her decision to get married with Salem.
Woman's lawyer Farhana Shah said, "The police showed her photograph with Abu Salem and asked many people about the marriage, however according to the woman no marriage had taken place."
"But police probe sullied her character and she could not marry anybody else, so she decided to marry Salem", she said.
The TADA court had asked Thane police to conduct an inquiry after the tabloid reported that Salem married the woman `over the phone' during a train journey when he was being taken by police to Lucknow for a court hearing. Salem himself had dubbed the report as baseless. [Gangster Abu Salem gets 'married' for the third time!]
Reports of Salem's third marriage came last year in February 2014, but his lawyer had denied that nothing like that had happened.
Salem's first marriage took place in 1991 with Sumaira Jumani, with whom he has a son. His second wife was reported to be an actress, however, she has always denied being married to him.