The young influential Nepali politician who is alleged to have played a role in the deportation of his wife from India has claimed that he is being falsely vilified as part of a pre-planned campaign.
Returning to Nepal from New Delhi on Monday, Amresh Singh claimed he had no role in deportation of his estranged wife Neetu Singh, a final year student of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India, who was sent back to Nepal last month by the local police for indulging in ‘anti-Indian activities’.
“This is a premeditated campaign aimed at vilifying me. I have been unnecessarily victimized. My only crime is that I am a politician and there are people out there to get me,” the Kathmandu Post quoted him as saying.
A former lawmaker and leader of the ruling Nepali Congress, Singh is pursuing his PhD at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. The couple had got married three years ago in a big ceremony which was attended by several eminent politicians and ministers.
Contrary to reports, which accused him of influencing the Pune police to deport his wife, Singh stated that it was in fact Neetu’s family that wanted her to come back to Nepal.
He also showed reporters two letters—one in Hindi and another in English—reportedly written by Neetu’s father Ram Suresh Prasad Singh to the Pune police commissioner seeking his help ‘to get his daughter back’.
Singh further stated that relations between him and the couple soured after Neetu started having an affair with another man and even her family was worried that he had got into “bad activities”.
The letter in English was reportedly sent by Neetu’s father in August last year followed by a fax in Hindi in December asking the police commissioner to send his daughter back home as she had been “out of touch with the family”.