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Catfight gone awry, lands a Pune-based Spanish woman behind bars

Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 10:23am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

  • Kiran Sham Idnani File Photo dna

A catfight that escalated on a blog has landed one Spanish woman in jail. Sahakarnagar police have arrested Kiran Sham Idnani (40), a resident of Chetana Apartment in Camp, who runs a real estate business. A software techie's wife (34), a resident of Bibewadi, has filed a complaint with the police citing defamation of character.
Idnani has been arrested under the relevant sections (Sec 499) of Indian Penal Code pertaining to Defamation, as well as the Information Technology Act (Sec 66A) for posting "objectionable comments and caricatures".
The incident came to light when the victim lodged a complaint with Sahakarnagar police station.
Inspector (Crime) Rajendra Todkar, who is investigating the case said, "The offence occurred between 2011 and 17 January, 2014. The complaint was initially sent to city police cyber cell, who later directed the Sahakarnagar police station to lodged the complaint. On the basis of this complaint, we have arrested Idnani."

Victim recalls, "In 2011, I had plans to purchase a shop in Nigdi. I was introduced to Idnani by a mutual friend. Later, Idnani had invited me for her daughter's birthday, and we became friends. Later, she along with her husband came to our house and told me that my husband is having illicit relationship with another women and that I should leave him. I got angry, and threatened her that my in-laws will throw her out, and that I did not wish to have any further communication with her."
She adds, "Later, I was shocked to see defamatory statements on a blog along with my name and address on it. Later, she also claimed that I have a criminal record and the police issued Rs50,000 bounty in my name. She also filed a false criminal complaint against me for kidnapping. Finally, I approached women cell and made a formal complaint against her."
Idnani was produced before the court of judicial magistrate (First Class) and was granted bail for a solvent surety of Rs15,000. Idnani's lawyer argued, "Idnani is falsely implicated in his case. She had lodged a case of kidnapping against the complainant three years ago, and this complaint comes across like a grudge."

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