After splitting up recently, couple doxed each other on social media
Rapper MC Stan (right) Auzma Shaikh sustained injuries in the alleged assault
Santacruz police are investigating an assault allegation against rapper MC Stan, after his ex-girlfriend claimed he sent his manager to thrash her. Police have filed an FIR against MC Stan’s manager and the latter’s two friends, and are probing the former’s alleged role. The incident happened after MC Stan and complainant Auzma Shaikh posted each others’ residential address on social media platforms following the break-up.
The complainant, Auzma Shaikh, 27, told mid-day that the accused, whose official name is Altaf Shaikh, a resident of Dadar East, has not been arrested yet. The FIR was filed on March 3 and no one has been arrested yet.
Auzma, a resident of J B Nagar in Andheri East, told mid-day, “I am a music artiste and a rapper. We met in November and broke up last month, and there was a fight. After the break-up, he posted my home address on social media. He has millions of followers and many of them started coming to my house. I also started receiving rape threats.”
“I too posted MC Stan’s and his manager Vardhaman Mehta’s home addresses on my Instagram account with a video. In revenge, he called Santacruz police station and filed a non-cognisable complaint against me for posting his address. On February 21, I went to the police station with two of my friends after we were called. Mehta was there with his friends. When we were returning home, Mehta and his friends Aakash and Sunny followed us on bikes. They stopped the auto, verbally abused us, kicked and thrashed us and also snatched my iPhone and smashed it,” she added.
“I received many injuries on my face and nose. We somehow managed to escape and entered a cake shop and asked for help. Meanwhile, they fled. We went back to Santacruz police station, but the police didn’t register our complaint. Officers told us that they need time to investigate our matter. We also went to the DCP office but didn’t get any help there either. Finally, on March 3, Santacruz police registered the FIR in my case,” said Auzma whose stage name is YG Don.
A police officer from Santacruz police station told mid-day, “We have registered the FIR against Mehta, Aakash and Sunny under Sections IPC 354 D (stalking), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50), and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). We have not arrested anyone in this case yet.”
Auzma Shaikh, the complainant in the assault case
Mehta told mid-day, “The allegations by Auzma Shaikh are completely false. Nothing has happened and she leaked our address. She is doing it for publicity. We have secured anticipatory bail.” Senior Inspector Dyaneshwar Ganore from Santacruz police station said, “We have registered a case against three people for brutally beating up Auzma on the road. We have not filed a case against MC Stan yet, as we are checking his involvement in the case. We are also checking whether or not Aakash and Sunny have secured anticipatory bail.”
Who is MC Stan
A product of Pune’s rap circuit, MC Stan’s real name is Altaf Shaikh. His initiation into music was through qawwali, before his brother introduced him to hip-hop when he was 12 years old. Shaikh initially started B-boying and beatboxing, before taking up rapping. He has released two albums, Insaan and Tadipaar, though he is also known for the diss tracks he made about fellow rapper Emiway Bantai, after the latter ridiculed him in a song that also had unkind words about Raftaar and Divine. But while those two artistes are now firmly in the spotlight, Shaikh confessedly prefers to keep a low profile, admitting in interviews that he’d rather be an underground artiste.
- Shunashir Sen
Day the alleged assault happened