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NBW against NRI couple

Hyderabad, September 03: Non-bailable warrants have been issued against a software engineer couple hailing from the city, presently residing in the US, by a local court in the city. The woman allegedly cheated her husband by marrying again without obtaining a divorce.

According to the police, the woman Vijaya Lakshmi, was married to one Venkata Krishna in October 2000. Ten days after marriage, Vijaya Lakshmi left for the US. Due to some Vijaya Lakshmi applied for a divorce in June 2001 but the petition was dismissed by a court.

Without obtaining the divorce, Vijaya Lakshmi reportedly got married to N Prabhakar Rao, also a software engineer in the US, in 2002.

Venkata Krishna filed a case against Vijaya Lakshmi, Prabhakar Rao and his father-in-law Krishna Rao alleging that they had spoilt his life and also sought maintenance, Chandanagar police sub-inspector B Anji Reddy said.

A court issued a NBW two months back to the trio but they managed to get a stay order from a higher court which asked the police not to effect the arrest without filing a charge-sheet and conducting proper investigation.

Meanwhile, Venkata Krishna gathered enough evidence to show that his wife married another person without divorcing him. "There are property documents belonging to Vijaya Lakshmi which were mortgaged in the US. In those documents, Vijaya Lakshmi identified herself as wife of Prabhakar Rao," Anji Reddy said.

Similarly, Vijaya Lakshmi also purchased land in Khammam where she identified herself as the wife of Prabhakar Rao, the SI said.

Considering these documents, a local court issued a NBW against the three yesterday. The NBW was executed today and Krishna Rao was arrested from Khammam and produced before the court.

"We have to complete formalities to bring the couple back to the country to execute the NBW. It may take sometime but they will be recalled through proper channel and arrested," Anji Reddy said.

- Agencies

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