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A Maharashtra court has denied a 32-year-old Navi Mumbai man's pre-arrest bail application, alleging that he deceived his wife by "hiding that he is a homosexual," as well as forgery and forcing one of his gay lovers to accompany them on their honeymoon.

On Tuesday, Additional Sessions Judge RS Gupta denied the bail application, and a copy of the judgement was released on Friday.

After meeting on a social media platform, the accused and complainant, both 30, married in November 2021.

The woman said in her police complaint that she later discovered he was gay after seeing his personal WhatsApp chats and some movies on his phone, which proved he was having a sexual relationship with two males from Mumbai.

The accused displayed a knife at her when she questioned him about the issue, she claimed in the complaint.

According to the complainant's counsel, Sagar Kadam, the accused handed her a fake job offer letter before their marriage to impress her, in which he was promised a salary of Rs 14 lakh per annum.

Prosecutor VA Kulkarni and Mr Kadam argued that the accused concealed his sexual orientation before to the marriage, defrauding the complainant and ruining her life.