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Puri booked for forging divorce papers

Shivraj Puri, the prime accused in the multi-crore Citibank fraud case, has now been booked for forging signature of a judicial magistrate on divorce papers.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2011 01:11 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

Shivraj Puri, the prime accused in the multi-crore Citibank fraud case, has now been booked for forging signature of a judicial magistrate on divorce papers.

Puri, a former Citibank executive, has been languishing in jail after he was arrested in December last year in the Rs 400-crore fraud.

According to the police, they found the forged divorce papers in February when they approached his wife Nidhi Uppal. Uppal produced the paper and claimed that she was separated from her husband.

As per the divorce paper, Puri parted ways with his wife 2009. He not only forged the signatures of two district judges on non-judicial papers, but also got his father, Raghuraj Puri, sign the papers as a witness.

When Haryana Police officials approached the Gurgaon court, it was found that all the papers were forged as Puri had never moved court. The officials said Puri also got fake court seals and put the signatures of district judge SK Goyal on the stamp papers that happened to be non-judicial paper. The divorce order has been shown as signed by district judge Ramender Jain on a date before Puri moved the court and this raised suspicion.