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Appear in person in fraud case, local court tells NRI woman

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Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, November 12

A local court has asked an NRI bride to appear in person and face prosecution in an alleged case of cheating and fraud with her Australian husband hailing from Ludhiana.

According to the FIR, Sukhdeep Kaur Sharma, a resident of Perth Western, Australia, intentionally married Vaibhav Sharma, an NRI having Australian citizenship, with the motive to permanently settle in the country. After getting the permanent residency, she allegedly harassed, humiliated and blackmailed Vaibhav to extort money and extended threats for falsely implicated him in criminal cases before leaving him alone.

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabhjot Singh Kaleka has issued a notice for service on Sukhdeep through the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs in an FIR lodged at the NRI police station, Ludhiana.

The court held: "You (Sukhdeep) have been charged with an offence punishable under Section 420 of the IPC for committing cheating and fraud with Vaibhav Sharma, a resident of New Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, at present residing in Australia, besides mental agony and trauma having been caused by you to the complainant.

"Your presence is required for further investigation."


'Deserting' husband after getting PR

  • According to the FIR, Sukhdeep Kaur Sharma, a resident of Australia, intentionally married Vaibhav Sharma, an NRI, with the motive to permanently settle in there
  • After getting PR, she allegedly harassed and blackmailed Vaibhav to extort money and extended threats for falsely implicated him in criminal cases before leaving him alone


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