Two NRI Women Booked in Separate Cases for Allegedly Duping Their India-Based Husbands

Two men have filed cases in Punjab, accusing their NRI wives of duping them of large sums of money and fleeing abroad.


Two Non-Resident Indian (NRI) women, along with their parents, have been booked in Punjab in two separate cases for allegedly duping their husbands of hefty sums in India.

The police booked a woman and her parents on Oct.3 following  an eight-month inquiry into charges of cheating the husband of Rs 10 lakh after promising to take him to the United Kingdom. In the second case, which was reported earlier this week, the wife allegedly duped her husband of Rs 25 lakh on the pretext of taking him to Canada and then abandoned him and their one-year-old daughter.

Nirmal Singh of Ludhiana filed a case against his daughter-in-law Jaspreet Kaur and her parents — Mahinder Singh Sall and Jasbir Kaur — for duping his son Manjinder Singh of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of taking him to England, where they all live, the Times of India reported.

He said in his complaint that his son Manjinder got married to Jaspreet of Derby, England, in February 2015 in Phagwara. She had promised to take her husband to England and her family allegedly took Rs 10 lakh from the groom’s family for preparing the documents for his immigration.

“The girl lived here with us from February to April 2015 after marriage and then returned. She came again in November. In October 2016, Jaspreet gave birth to a girl. When we went to see our granddaughter, Jaspreet and her parents misbehaved with us. The accused demanded £75,000 from us to bring Manjinder to England. We made a complaint to the police on Feb. 21,” the publication quoted Nirmal Singh as saying.

After an inquiry lasting eight months, the police booked Jaspreet Kaur and her parents under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. The police will now initiate the proceedings to bring the three accused to India.

In a similar case in Punjab, Gurpreet Singh of Ramuwala Kalan village in Moga filed a case against his NRI wife Gurpreet Kaur, the daughter of Patel Singh, native of Sherpur Kalan village in Jagraon, saying that she duped him of Rs 25 lakh and abandoned their daughter at his home in India, the Tribune reported.

Gurpreet Singh said in his complaint that their marriage was solemnized in Jagraon on Oct. 26, 2006. She stayed with him in Punjab for a few years. After the couple had a baby girl, Kaur pursued a course in childcare and went to Canada on Dec.4, 2009, leaving behind the child in India. He also alleged that his parents-in-law took Rs 14 lakh from him to send his wife to Canada, the report said.

The publication cited him as saying that when he asked his wife to arrange a sponsorship for him to join her in Canada, she avoided talks with him. She came back home in April 2016 but after staying for a few days, she again left for Canada with gold jewelry. After reaching Canada, she again stopped communicating with him.

These cases against NRI wives have come up at a time when the Indian government is taking tough measures to bring absconding NRI husbands back to India. Recently, a man was arrested at Delhi airport, while trying to take a flight for Germany after allegedly deserting his wife.

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