Army of­fi­cer ar­rested for ha­rass­ing wife

Serv­ing as cap­tain in the In­dian Army, the of­fi­cer has also been ac­cused of threat­en­ing his wife and cheat­ing other women out of money

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OF­FI­CERS of the Ram Na­gar po­lice in Dom­bivli ar­rested an In­dian Army cap­tain from Pune after his wife filed a com­plaint of black­mail and ha­rass­ment against him on Thurs­day. She has also ac­cused him of threat­en­ing her.

Iden­ti­fied as Prashant More, the 30-year-old cap­tain got mar­ried to the woman in 2015. “The com­plainant said that More has been tor­tur­ing her ever since and even beat her oc­ca­sion­ally. The woman also has proof against his ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs. She said that he had also fi­nan­cially cheated some women ear­lier.”

A few months ago, the vic­tim re­ceived a phone call from an­other woman along with some mes­sages — con­ver­sa­tions of her hus­band with her — that pointed to his ex­tra-mar­i­tal re­la­tion­ship. “When con­fronted, the cap­tain al­legedly beat her up, and took some in­ti­mate pic­tures of her,” the po­lice said, adding, “He also threat­ened her not to tell any­one about it or he would make the pic­tures pub­lic.”

“The ac­cused is a serv­ing army of­fi­cer,” said se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor V M Pawar of Ram Na­gar po­lice sta­tion. “Our team sub­mit­ted a let­ter to the army of­fi­cials in Pune and ar­rested him after pro­duc­ing an ar­rest war­rant. The Kalyan Court has re­jected his bail ap­pli­ca­tion and given him two days in po­lice cus­tody. We have seized his phone and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing fur­ther,” Pawar said.

‘When con­fronted, the cap­tain al­legedly beat her up, and took some in­ti­mate pic­tures of her’ A po­lice of­fi­cer

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