In an alleged case of a man duping his wife, an NRI transferred Rs 1.15 crore from a joint account with her to another bank in Ludhiana. The NRI couple had been living through a strained relationship.
A case has been registered at the NRI police station in Ludhiana as the money was transferred. Manjeet Kaur, a native of Bholath village, in Kapurthala is the complainant.
A case has been registered against Tarsem, his father Surjit Singh, residents of Bains Avan village in Hoshiarpur, and an unidentified woman.
Manjeet Kaur, who lives in the US, has given the power of attorney to pursue the case to her father Harbhajan Singh.
The complainant has stated that the husband-wife duo of Tarsem and Manjeet, had bought an insurance policy worth Rs 42.22 lakh in 2007. Both of them also had a joint account in the Oriental Bank of Commerce, Jalandhar, with Rs 81 lakh in deposit.
Tarsem is alleged to have encashed the policy by getting an unidentified lady to impersonate Manjeet. Nearly Rs 34 lakh thus taken out were deposited in the joint account in Oriental Bank of Commerce.
Tarsem then transferred the entire amount in the OBC account (Rs 1.15 crore) was then transferred to an ICICI Bank in Ludhiana through cheques.
Investigations have revealed that Manjeet's signatures on the cheques were forged and that the three accused had shifted to a safe haven with the money.
Station house officer of NRI police station inspector Gopal Kishen said that the Forensic Science Laboratory had confirmed that the cheques were forged. "A case has been registered and investigations are on ," said Kishen.