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MLA Rumi Nath files FIR, husband held

 SILCHAR, April 28 – Jackie Zakir, the second husband of Congress MLA Rumi Nath was arrested by police this evening on charges of extortion and physical assault.

Sources said Jackie was first detained by the in-charge of Arunachal PS when he was leaving for home, and asked to cooperate with police. He was brought to Silchar Sadar PS around 12:30pm and was arrested around 5:30 pm. He was arrested in case number 1016/ 2014 under sections 457, 342, 331, 364, 384 and 307 of the IPC.

Meanwhile, Jackie said he had been victimised by his wife. In a counter-allegation, he told mediapersons that the MLA had also assaulted him. “The Borkhola MLA has realised that her vote bank has been badly affected for obvious reasons. She is doing all this drama just to get public sympathy with an eye on the next elections,” Jackie said, denying that he had assaulted his wife.

Asked whether this was a policy to gain political mileage, he said the MLA had always meant politics. “She did politics with her family, her ex-husband, with BJP with Congress and now even with me,” he was quoted as saying.

Nath said she was forced to seek legal help as the physical assaults by Jackie went beyond all limits.

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