The Sadar Banga police chose to ignore the inquiry report of an SP rank officer, when it produced an NRI in court on Tuesday.
The NRI Harpreet Singh was found to guilty of second marriage without divorcing first wife by the first wife (Section 494), according to the SP's report. He was also accused under Section 498-A ((husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty).
However, in court the police have given a miss to the divorce charge, thereby weakening the case for its own reasons. The NRI was arrested from the Amritsar airport on Sunday.
The SP (headquater) Jagtar Singh Kainth had submitted a report on this regard on May 18, 2012 (a copy of the report is with HT).
Gurmeet Kaur of Langeri village, Nawanshahr, has told the police in her complaint that soon after her marriage with the NRI in 2007, she started facing dowry harassment. She claimed that first sent her husband to Hong Kong on their expense and then to Italy, spending more than Rs 10 lakh of her family's savings. The complaint added that her husband then vanished from Italy, and then one fine day she discovered that Harpreet had married Satinder Kaur of Ajnala, Amritsar, without divorcing her.
Kaur lodged a complaint with the Nawanshahr SSP and an FIR was registered under Sections 498 A against Harpreet on February 23, 2012. The charges of second marriage were also found to be true and the inquiry report was accepted by SSP Dhanpreet Kaur.
Harpreet was also declared a proclaimed offender during this period.