my in-laws do, I had the certificate’
Dr gupta picked up rakesh sharma and advised
him to divorce rajni on the basis of the false document
Rakesh: Rakesh Sharma.
Tehelka: Rakeshji, we have come to know from the Agra mental asylum —
from Dr SK Gupta — that you have got a certificate for your wife.
How did you get it issued?
Rakesh: See, I am a taxi driver. We meet all kinds of people. Every time
I got home late, my wife used to suspect me; used to say, “Lord
knows where you disappear at nights.” Once I was sitting harried
in my taxi, when doctor sahab met me and asked me what my trouble was.
Tehelka: So, he was travelling in your vehicle?
Rakesh: Yes, I was travelling on the Agra-Mathura road when he came and
sat beside me in front. He asked me why I was troubled…He asked
me to visit him, and said he would solve all my problems. He gave me the
address of the Agra mental asylum. Some days later, when I had some free
time, I went to visit him. Doctor sahab said he could declare my wife
mentally unstable. I asked him how. He suggested I could file a case against
my wife and prove her mentally unstable. “I will give you a certificate
to prove this and, if the need arises, will also testify in the courts.
You can divorce her.”
Tehelka: Did he also mention testifying in courts?
Rakesh: Yes, he said he would testify in courts. A few days later, I met
him at his house. He asked me if I wanted to go ahead and I said yes.
He asked me if I was willing to spend some money for it. When I asked
him how much, he answered Rs 5,000. The next day I paid him the money
and got the certificate in return. Then I filed a case in the courts,
doctor sahab testified, and I got divorced.
Tehelka: When was this?
Rakesh: This happened in 2002.
Tehelka: When did you get married?
Rakesh: We got divorced two years after our marriage.
Tehelka: Didn’t your wive’s family raise any objections?
Rakesh: What could the in-laws do once I had submitted a certificate of
mental disorder in the courts?
Tehelka: Have you remarried?
Rakesh: No, but now I am thinking about it. Why are you asking so many
Tehelka: I also want a certificate made
Rakesh: Why don’t you take my certificate from me and meet Gupta.
The certificate has his address written on it.