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Neetu’s dad asked for her deportation, says husband

world Updated: Jan 06, 2010 01:35 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times

Amresh Singh, a former Nepalese lawmaker and leader of the Nepali Congress, claimed that it was his father-in-law who had asked for his estranged wife Neetu’s deportation.

Neetu Singh, a final year student of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was sent back to Nepal last month by the Pune police for alleged anti-India activities.

Amresh, who is pursuing his Ph.D. at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, told mediapersons here that he had nothing to do with the incident.

Though the couple’s marriage three years ago was a major social even in Nepal, Singh claimed that their relationship soured soon after, as Neetu allegedly started having an affair with another man.

Countering reports that accused him of influencing the Pune police to deport his wife, he told Kathmandu Post, a local newspaper, on Monday: “I have been unnecessarily victimised. My only crime is that I am a politician and there are people out there to get me.”

He also showed two letters — one in Hindi and the other in English — reportedly written by Neetu’s father, Ram Suresh Prasad Singh, to the Pune police commissioner, seeking his help in getting his daughter back.

The reason cited by Neetu’s father in the letter sent in August last year was that she had been “out of touch with the family”.