44-year-old Hzar Khan was arrested on Wednesday for forcing his 22-year-old wife to file false cases of sexual assault against people, including a Gurugram court judge to extort money, reported Times of India.
According to the report, a 22-year-old woman had approached Gurugram police to file a case of molestation against a district and sessions judge. The woman went on to claim that she was molested while recording her statements in a gang rape case on June 29.
However, during the counselling session, the woman admitted that her husband, Hzar Khan had threatened her to file false cases against the judge, police said.
The woman said that her husband Hzar Khan, originally from Nuh which forms part of Mewat region in Haryana, whom she met in 2016, had cheated her by claiming to be a doctor. She also said that her husband began to threaten false rape charges against other individuals to blackmail and extort them.
She alleged that trouble started when her husband forced her to change religion. She also accused him of indulging in unnatural sex.
“Hzar forced me to change my religion and marry him in 2017, a year after I started working at his Unani clinic. And soon after our marriage, he started torturing me mentally and physically,” the woman was quoted as saying by The Times of India. She added that he not only beat her up regularly but also subjected her to unnatural sex.
Speaking to the media, Police commissioner Muhammad Akil said that the couple even got protection after the suspect claimed that there was a threat to their life from the woman’s family. The woman told police that it was her husband who forced her to file the petition of police protection.
Reportedly, the woman has also revealed her husband’s modus operandi stating that Hzar Khan started using her to extort money from people in 2018 after he was lodged in jail for four months for possession of illegal firearms. To earn quick money, he forced his wife to file false cases of rape.
The couple would file a case after a few days of the alleged incident to ensure that the police are unable to find any evidence, police said.
On May 1, the woman filed a case of gang rape against eight men in Rewari and later demanded money to settle the case. Later on June 29, she filed another gang rape case against four men at Manesar following which she was taken to the judge to record her statement.
“After recording my statement, I was going back with my husband in a car when he asked me why it took so long to record the statement. He accused me of sleeping with the judge. On July 1, he took me to Chandigarh to consult a lawyer to frame the judge. When I objected, he threatened to kill my daughter,” she told TOI.
It was then that the couple approached the police where the woman revealed details during counselling. The woman, who has a daughter, also told police that her husband forced her to abort their second child suspecting her character.
Following the 22-year-old woman’s complaint, the police registered a case against Hzar Khan for extortion, unnatural sex, fabrication of evidence and criminal intimidation. The man, meanwhile, was remanded to one-day police custody.