have started pouring in at NRI police stations opened recently,
albeit against the diaspora, contrary to the aim of this facility.
district, a case of NRI’s second marriage came to light yesterday,
when his first wife lodged a complaint at the NRI police station.
Acting on the complaint, the police booked six persons, including
the NRI groom, who is in New Zealand at present, and picked
up four of his family members.
Pal Singh said a girl of Kahlama village in Kapurthala district
complained that she married NRI Ravinder Singh, who originally
hails from Retenda village of Nawanshahr district, in December
last, not knowing that he already had a wife in New Zealand.
“Two weeks after the marriage, Ravinder returned to New Zealand
and sent her marriage documents along with a copy of papers
of divorce from the first wife. When my parents called up
Ravinder and asked about his first wife, he assured them that
divorce papers were just a formality to settle down in New
Zealand. And we bought this statement.”
later, when I called up at his residence in New Zealand, a
woman picked up the phone and said that she was Ravinder’s
wife,” she alleged. After enquiries from NRI’s relative, her
parents came to know that Ravinder had married in New Zealand
and this was his second marriage in India, said police sources.
said a case under sections 420 and 494 of the IPC has been
registered against six persons and the process to get the
NRI groom declared a proclaimed offender (PO) was on. Anju
Agnihotri Chaba (ExpressIndia)