Kapurthala, Mar 26: Kapurthala police today arrested a UK-based NRI groom and registered a criminal case against him for marrying second time without getting divorce from his first wife.
The parents of the first wife, accompanied by the members of the Lok Bhalai Party, lodged a complaint with the city police that NRI Rajwinder Singh of village Madhopur near Nakodar, now settled in U K, was getting married in a local marriage palace today.
SHO Piara Singh led a police party to the marriage palace where the marriage was underway and asked the NRI to show the divorce papers.
However, he could only show the documents that proved that the divorce proceedings were still going in U.K. with his first wife, Sarabjit Kaur of Nawanshahar whom he had married in 1994. The couple have a ten-year-old son.
As the agitated relatives of his first wife began manhandling the groom, the police intervened and arrested the NRI under section 494,420 and 511 IPC for entering into a second marriage.