Posted: 21 October 2004 at 10:15am | IP Logged
Simran is shocked at Urmila's story of sexual harassment. Urmila tells her that they took her to a guest house to entertain a senior officer and told her that if she did so they would reduce her sentence. She refused and they beat her. Simran is stupefied, tells her that she did not know such things still happened in jails. Urmila tells her that lots of girls commit suicide because of this and she wants to die too. She can't even complain since all are involved. Simran tells her to stay calm.
Simran comes out and the police and the doctor ask her what Urmila said. Simran tells them that she did not say anything. They leave and the police and doc have a quiet laugh. She relates everything to Manas. He wants to complain. But then says no, since they don't know the consequences. Both are wondering what to do. Manas talks of hiring a lawyer.
Simran, Manas & Dr ?? (Rashmi's husband) are with a lawyer and discussing the issue and planning a strategy. Lawyer says that they need Urmila's help for this but she needs to get out of the trauma and needs good care.
Neha and Abhi are having a good time wherever they are. It is a hill station.
Simran is again in hospital next day with Manas. Manas tells her that the matter has reached the Ministry level. Simran tells Urmila not to be scared any longer, they will not let anything further happen to her. Manas tells her to be strong. They tell her that they have spoken to a lawyer. Simran leaves. Manas tell Urmila that he will be with her all through.
Simran and Manas are on way back. They are discussing how to handle this issue. Manas thinks of involving the press. He talks of involving Abhi as he had handled the Poonam issue. He tells Simran to talk to the editor with whom Abhi is working, but it would not be right to disturb Abhi right now since he is on his honeymoon.
Again lots of lovey-dovey Abhi-Neha scenes.
Simran calls Promodji who is a journalist and tells him to bring this jail issue in front of public. Promodji is very willing provided they can talk business. How much is Simran willing to pay for the story. Last time he got 5 lakhs from the opposition for exposing a sitting minister. She hangs up. She calls Manas and relates what happened. Tells him she will call others since they need a committed journalist and not a businessman. Simran is still thinking about disturbing Abhi on his honeymoon.
Simran is sitting and playing with Astha but is in deep thoughts. She calls Abhi but finds his mobile switched off. She calls the room through switch board, Neha and Abhi are frolicking and Abhi leaves the handset off the hook and Simran hears them having fun and has an odd expression on her face.