Six years on, NRI booked for deserting wife 15 days after marriage in Jalandhar

The case has been registered under Section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the IPC on the complaint of Ruby.

punjab Updated: Feb 06, 2018 14:56 IST
Jatinder Mahal
Jatinder Mahal
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
NRI booked,deserting wife,15 days after marriage
NRI Amarjeet Singh.(HT Photo)

The Adampur police on Monday booked a 50-year-old non-resident Indian (NRI), Amarjeet Singh, of Parasrampur village, for allegedly deserting his 18-year-old wife, Rubi, now 24, of Alabhalpur village 15 days after the marriage on February 2, 2012.

The case has been registered under Section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the IPC on the complaint of Ruby.

The accused is settled in Greece and has allegedly not contacted his wife after the marriage. Ruby has, however, been waiting for her visa for the past six years, that her husband promised her to send it after reaching Greece.

“After a quick engagement, followed by wedding,, and a honeymoon, my husband returned to Greece after 15 days of marriage. He promised me to send visa documents soon. But he has not contacted me so far,” Rubi claimed.

The complainant said that besides spending Rs 6 lakh on the wedding function, her parents also gave Rs 3.5 lakh to her husband to arrange a visa for her.

She said that his parents were present at the engagement function, but they did not attend the marriage ceremony citing some family dispute and his husband convinced her family not worry and promised to settle the dispute and continue the marriage.

He called me twice from Greece but now his mobile phone isswitched off,” she told the police in her complaint. The complainant said that besides spending Rs 6 lakh on the wedding function, her parents also gave Rs 3.5 lakh to her husband to arrange a visa for her.

Accusing the police of dilly-dallying in registering a case against the NRI and his family, the complainant said that she had filed several complaints before the women cell of the rural police in the past years, but they did not register the case.

Rubi alleged that she had moved the district court for a divorce and the return of dowry and other expenses from her husband. After this, Amarjeet pleaded to settle the matter through his advocate two years ago. But he has not contacted her so far. After an inquiry into the matter, DSP (hqs) Balwinder Iqbal Singh recommended the Adampur police to register a case against the NRI.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 14:56 IST