The sessions court framed charges against Parveez Tak, accused in the murder case of Bollywood starlet Laila Khan and her five family members.
Sessions Judge S P Deshmukh framed charges against Tak under sections criminal conspiracy, murder, destruction of evidence, kidnapping and robbery, of the IPC.
Tak, former husband of Laila’s mother Shelina, however, pleaded innocence in the court.
According to the chargesheet filed in October 2012, Tak killed Khan and her family members for monetary gains, as they refused to share their earnings with him.
“In 2010 Laila’s sisters – Azmina, Zara and Reshma – had gone to work in Dubai with one Sheikh, who was known to Tak,” the chargesheet had said.
According to the chargesheet, after the Khan sisters returned from Dubai, they declined Tak’s demand.
“When they returned, they refused to share their earnings and Tak had grudge against them and he conspired to kill them to usurp their property,” said the chargesheet.
However, earlier, the crime branch had said Laila’s mother, Shelina, was married to Asif Sheikh (her first two husbands were Nadir Patel and Tak) but she told Tak that Asif was her brother but Tak always suspected that Shelina and Asif had an affair.
The crime branch had also said that Tak did not like that Asif was still maintaining contact with the family and that the family’s decision to relocate to Dubai made him feel abandoned as he did not have a passport.
However, in the chargesheet the only reason attributed to the killing of Laila and her family members was that her sisters refused to share their earnings with Tak.
Tak is accused of killing Laila (30), her mother Shelina (51), her elder sister Azmina (32), twin siblings Zara and Imran (25) and cousin Reshma. The family had gone missing in February 2011 from Mumbai.