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Rahul Mahajan's wife files for divorce
December 13, 2007 18:29 IST
Fifteen months after their marriage, the wife of Rahul Mahajan, son of slain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, on Thursday filed for a divorce at the Gurgaon sessions court.
Shweta Mahajan filed a divorce petition in the court of district and sessions judge Ramendra Jain. She was accompanied by her mother and a few lawyers. The court has fixed the date of hearing for Rahul Mahajan on January 24.
Her lawyers told reporters that Shweta and Rahul, who were long-time friends, had mutually decided to seek divorce.
Rahul and Shweta had completed their flying course together abroad and the two families apparently have known each other since a long time.
Their marriage was solemnised on August 29, 2006 in the presence of BJP's top brass at a time when Rahul was in the midst of a legal battle over his alleged drug abuse. The ceremony took place three months after Pramod was shot dead in Mumbai.
"It's a matter of mutual consent and private matter. I don't want to talk on it any more. What I have said is said," Rahul said.
Shweta maintained silence over the issue. "It is very personal, leave it at that. I do not want to speak on the matter at all," said Shweta, a former pilot with a private airline.
The Mahajan marriage apparently ran into trouble within a few months and a Mumbai tabloid had carried photographs of Shweta with what appeared to be a bruise on her arm after alleged physical abuse by Rahul. She, however, refuted the allegations.
With his wife going for divorce, Rahul has courted controversy yet again. Earlier, he was hospitalised after an alleged cocaine overdose. After recovery, he was arrested by the Delhi police on charges of drug possession and consumption and has an ongoing case against him regarding the same.