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Nusrat Jahan and Nikhil Jain’s Wedding ‘Not Legally Valid,’ Rules Kolkata Court

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A local court in Kolkata on Wednesday observed that the marriage of actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan and businessman Nikhil Jain is “not legally valid”. Jain had moved a suit before the Alipore Court in Kolkata praying for a decree of declaration that no marriage took place between him and Nusrat. The ruling comes months after Nusrat claimed that her marriage with Nikhil was “invalid” in India.

“It is declared that the alleged marriage held on 19/06/2019 at Bodrum, Turkey in between the plaintiff and the defendant is not legally valid,” Civil Judge S Roy of 2nd court, Alipore, ordered on Tuesday. The court noted in its order Jain’s contention that he and Jahan celebrated a wedding party in presence of their close friends and relatives “following both Western and Indian style and rituals of Hindu marriage.” It noted that the marriage was never registered in Turkey.

According to Nikhil, after their social marriage in Turkey and reception in Kolkata, he had requested Nusrat several times to get their marriage registered. But Nusrat refused to do it. Meanwhile, the news of Nusrat Jahan and Yash Dasputa’s affair were doing the rounds. Nikhil decided to take legal help. On March 8, 2021, Nikhil filed a case against Nusrat.

Nikhil said, “I was deeply in love with Nusrat. And I wanted to be with her all my life. But things turned sour. She never wanted to make this marriage legal. I am happy I won the case. Mentally I have moved on, but now I am legally free too.”

Nusrat and Nikhil had tied the knot in 2019 in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum after the former made her political debut by winning the Lok Sabha Elections. While the wedding in Turkey was a low-key affair, the couple later hosted a grand reception in Kolkata where they also invited chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Nikhil had earlier claimed that Nusrat avoided his requests to register their marriage. On the other hand, Nusrat had accused Nikhil of misappropriating her funds, even after their separation. Jain denied the allegations calling them “baseless, derogatory and devoid of truth”.

Meanwhile, Nusrat recently hinted that she might already be married to actor-politician Yash Dasgupta. The couple welcomed their son, Yishaan, in August.

(With PTI inputs)

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