Mumbai, Nov 23 (mb): Sarangi, wife of Pravin Mahajan on Thursday denied that her husband had sent threatening SMS to his brother Pramod Mahajan and that it was she who had sent it at Pravin's behest which was subsequently tampered.
"It is not correct to say that I am lying to protect my husband..... I sent the SMS..... I wrote the SMS on my own...I have stated the facts," Sarangi told the court of additional sessions judge S P Daware hearing the Pramod Mahajan murder case.
Pramod was allegedly shot at by his brother on April 22, 2006. Pramod died 12 days later in a city hospital.
Sarangi was responding to prosecution’s allegation that she was lying to protect her husband and that she had taken a cue from the statement of a computer expert who demonstrated to the court that SMS could be tampered with.
According to the prosecution case, Pravin had sent a threatening SMS to his brother.
During her deposition, a confident Sarangi said the SMS she had sent stated: Maine telephone pe baat ki thi. Main aapko bata raha hoon. Kab milneka, who batana (I have spoken to you on phone and let me know when to meet).
She did not tell anybody about this SMS, this was disclosed during her cross-examination, adding, "I was shocked when I read newspaper reports on the threatening SMS, which prosecution said that Pravin had sent to Pramod."