On Tuesday, the SR Nagar police filed a case against actress Poojitha’s husband for marrying Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh managing director G. Rekha Rani, an IAS officer. The Deccan Chronicle reports that former journalist P. Vijay Gopal, who is currently the PA to Araku MP Kothapalli Geetha, cheated actress Poojitha whom he was married to.
Police have filed a case against him including IPC Section 496 (marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage) in the FIR. Poojitha has given police evidence of their marriage including a letter from the priest who allegedly performed their marriage in 1994. She has also submitted the ration card, Voter’s ID card, her delivery records, family photos, her son’s birth certificate and school admission records, adds the daily. She doesn’t have a marriage certificate.
Poojitha has told the daily that the wedding took place 15 years ago at the Birla Temple at the sanctorum of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. She has now alleged that Vijay Gopal has cheated her and other women and asked that the police take action. She states that they have a child too and that the couple is not divorced.
IAS officer G Rekha Rani is well-known thanks to getting Sachin Tendulkar to adopt a village in Nellore, when she was joint collector there in 2014. She has denied the allegations and stated that Poojitha and Vijay Gopal were not married but only in a live-in relationship. Vijay Gopal also states the same.