Hyderabad: Months after being underground, Sirish Bharadwaj, the younger son-in-law of actor-turned-politician and Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi surrendered himself before the Nampally Criminal Courts on Wednesday.
After his surrender, Sirish was remanded to 14 days police custody. Following the Court directions, the police have shifted him to Chanchalguda Jail. Earlier, the City Crime Station police filed a petition in the court seeking his custody for five days.
Sirish had been underground since the time his anticipatory bail petition had been rejected by the VIII Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court, Nampally Court on March 24, after his estranged wife Srija had lodged a complaint of dowry harassment against him and his mother.The Court, after hearing the anticipatory bail petitions file by Sirish and his mother Suryamangala had rejected the former’s bail petition. However, Suryamangala, the co-accused in the harassment case was granted anticipatory bail, albeit with certain conditions. Advocate CVL Narasimha Rao had filed bail petition on behalf of Sirish and his mother.
Sirish and his mother Suryamangala, were accused of harassment (Crime Number 82/2011 of CCS Women PS) filed by Mr Chiranjeevi’s daughter Srija.
Sirija had alleged that Sirish Bharadwaj and his mother had been exploiting and ill-treating her for some time. She also claimed in her complaint that her in-laws had demanded Rs 50 lakh as dowry from her.
Earlier, the two had eloped and married in October 2007. Mr Chiranjeevi was against the match as he belongs to the Kapu caste while Bharadwaj is a Brahmin.
Sirish Bharadwaj had then gone underground after the Court rejected his anticipatory bail petition. Interestingly, Sirish surrendered before the Court even as reports suggest that Srija has left for Dubai for higher studies.(INN)