Hyderabad: Sirish Bhardwaj, the
son-in-law of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi on Wednesday surrendered before a local court after evading arrest for over
four months in a dowry harassment case.
Bhardwaj`s estranged wife Srija, who is Chiranjeevi`s
youngest daughter, had accused him and her in-laws of
harassing her for dowry. The couple had married against the
wishes of Srija`s family in 2007 and have a two-year-old
The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate sent
Sirish to judicial custody till August 8.
The Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail
plea in May. It advised him to surrender before the
concerned local court and seek a regular bail after arrest.
Following a bitter break-up, Srija has filed a
complaint with the police on March 15 alleging that Sirish and
her mother-in-law had tortured her mentally and physically for