Salim Mehajer hits back after wife seeks an AVO against him less than a year after their 'wedding of century'

Controversial former western Sydney councillor Salim Mehajer has hit back at claims his wife has applied for an apprehended violence order (AVO) suggesting instead that the police were out to get him.

“Aysha has NOT taken out an AVO against me. The police are pursuing for an AVO,” Mr Mehajer told media today. “The police seem to have nothing better to do then follow our footsteps.”

“As mentioned before, only death will do us apart.”

He also insisted a recent photograph uploaded to his Facebook page was a recent picture, despite the pair not having been seen in public together for some time.

Police at the Sydney City Local Area Command confirmed they received an AVO application from Aysha Mehajer on Monday afternoon.

The application comes less than a year after the pair's "wedding of the century" which shot the then deputy mayor to infamy which would see his business deals and position on council scrutinised.

Aysha Mehajer as applied for an apprehended violence order against Salim Mehajer. Photo: AAP
Salim Mehajer, deputy mayor of Auburn, and his wife Aysha, arrive at Bankstown Court House in Sydney on a separate occasion. Photo: AAP

Aysha used her maiden name Learmonth in the application listed for mention at Sydney's Downing Centre court on Wednesday.

Mehajer denied splitting with wife after an alleged incident on the Anzac Day weekend this year.

Police were called to Aysha's sister's home near Wollongong when her husband allegedly turned up yelling, screaming, and knocking at the door.

Aysha was reportedly staying at her sister's home at the time.

Salim Mehajer is pictured with his wife, Aysha Mehajer. Photo: Supplied.

The Flamboyant former deputy mayor first came to attention in August 2015 with his lavish "wedding of the century" that involved an array of luxurious sports cars, motorbikes, helicopters and even a sea plane.

Mr Mehajer was sacked in February and reputation took a severe blow when it was revealed he closed off a street in Lidcombe for his wedding party without gaining council permission.

He has consistently denied running for council out of personal interest and dismissed allegations he lobbied councillors to change their mind so it would benefit himself and family members.