Daily Archives: June 14, 2007

NRI with a Widowed mother & Brother. Recipe for 498a ? One more case today !!

The Telegraph
Dowry calls, US to Malda
OUR CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, June 14, 2007 |

News report in Black. Comments by the blogger in red :

Malda, June 13: A man doing his PhD in Virginia University has been accused by his wife in Malda of torturing her for dowry and marrying another woman in the US.

Malda police have approached the Centre to bring back Rajeev Prasad, who hails from Singatala in South Dinajpur. He has been booked under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (cruelty to wife by husband or his relatives) and an arrest warrant has been issued against him.

Comment : oops !! he is JUST accused and he police wish to spoil his career and bring him back ? why ? isn’t this poor chap allowed his say ? why impound his passport and spoil his career and life that he mush have attained after great efforts ?

“We have sent the papers to the appropriate authorities to ensure that Prasad’s passport and visa are cancelled and he is brought back to India to face the charges,” Malda police superintendent Dilip Mondal said.

Comment : Oh ! Papers sent !! ? well…well…. should the India Govt. act with such singular haste in improving our roads, electricity and infrastructure, India would have beaten the west long back ?

Prasad had got a bachelor’s degree in veterinary sciences from Calcutta and did his MSc from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.

He married Sumita Bhagat (name changed) of Maheshpur in Englishbazar on August 19, 2004. The same year, he left for Virginia University to do a PhD in microbiology.

Sumita’s father, who works in the irrigation department, lodged a complaint with Englishbazar police a year ago, saying his son-in-law had been putting pressure on him to pay a dowry of Rs 10 lakh. The complaint said Prasad made several calls from the US demanding the money.

Sumita’s father also alleged that Prasad was torturing his daughter mentally. Last year, when Prasad came to India, he had reportedly asked Sumita to either pay up or agree to a divorce.

After Sumita’s family got to know about his second marriage in the US, her father sought the help of Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, who took him to the police superintendent today.

Comment : alleged this …complained that … said this ..said that… Where is F(@&!^g proof ??

Prasad’s widowed mother and brother refused comment.

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070614/asp/bengal/story_7920128.asp

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Spies thrive amid secret affairs, busted marriages

Spies thrive amid secret affairs,

busted marriages


Comment inserted by Blogger:

       Like many media stereotypes, this report focuses on men caught cheating.

       Globe detective agency, one of the costliest in India, seems to be getting bulk of the business from women who can afford a whopping fee of Rs. 6,500/- PER DAY !!. Mind you, investigations can run to days or even weeks.

       Young wives are paying spies, …are paying unscrupulous lawyers, … are filing false 498a et all, to fleece the husband on MAINTENANCE !!

       Unscrupulous wives are making MONEY out of marriage …!!

       This new item below says… “…One academic study that looked at 10 years of divorce court papers in Mumbai revealed that more women than men were instigating divorce.…”

 News report :

http://www.livemint.com/2007/06/14003519/Spies-thrive-amid-secret-affai.html

Failing marriages provide the bulk of the work for the Globe Group’s investigative wing

The successful Indian businessman had a wife, a lover who was an exotic bar dancer—and an awful lot to lose, so he practised exceptionally safe sex. His first precaution was to get on a plane and put nearly 2,000km between his wife at home in Dubai and the hotel in Mumbai where his mistress waited for their regular weekend trysts.

In case anybody was watching, he left his car at one hotel and sneaked out the back exit of the car park before checking in at another hotel nearby.

It did him little good. When he answered his hotel doorbell early one Sunday morning, it was not room service but his angry wife and his parents, who had just arrived on a flight from Dubai to catch him out.

Rahul Rai was not there to see it. He had telephoned Dubai to tip off the wife after his team of “street smart” graduates and ex-detectives tracked the businessman down after a 45-day surveillance operation.

With the job done, they discreetly pulled out to leave the family to it.

For Rai, 30, an undemonstrative MBA graduate based in a suitably unobtrusive small first-floor office in a sprawling and dusty industrial estate in Mumbai, it was another successful outcome from an expanding caseload.

He runs one of India’s many businesses benefiting from the growing wealth of the country’s middle class.

Most of the 50 people who contact him daily are put off by the Rs6,500 per day fee. Yet, he runs up to 20 simultaneous investigations a day across India, up from one or two when he took over the family concern seven years ago.

Failing marriages provide the bulk of the work for the Globe Group’s investigative wing.

His operatives rely largely on surveillance, secret photography and fake phone calls from credit card companies to trace and track the targets of their investigations.

In the past, many Indian women could be relied upon to suffer in silence in an abusive or adulterous relationship.

They are now heading to the divorce courts in growing numbers despite the potential for six or seven years of financially ruinous proceedings.

By Western standards, India’s divorce rate is tiny. The 2001 census suggests that 3.3 million people are divorced or separated—fewer than 1% of married people in a nation of more than one billion.

But the figures hide the story of growing changes in a nation where the vast majority of marriages are arranged.

After marriage, women traditionally move in with their husband’s parents, an arrangement that has long been regarded as a model for family stability, but within which domestic violence has been a constant sore.

A new domestic violence act was introduced last year, designed to protect women from abuse in the home.

Lawyers and campaign groups say the new law is just one of a series of social changes, including a new generation of urban women going out to work, that has fuelled the popularity of divorce.

“Women are getting a better position in the family,” said Aafreen Siddiqui, from campaigning legal group Lawyer’s Collective.

“They are feeling a sense of empowerment and they have a better negotiating power in relationships.”

Sudhir Shah, a leading lawyer in Mumbai with 40 years experience, says about 10% of couples in the major cities were divorcing.

One academic study that looked at 10 years of divorce court papers in Mumbai revealed that more women than men were instigating divorce.

Rahul Rai normally sees the collapse of the marriage before it gets to court but is surprised that two-thirds of his wealthy clients had “love marriages”, still a relative rarity in India where an estimated 95% of marriages are arranged.

“That’s very shocking since they go into love marriages and later they find they are not fit for each other,” he said. “In the olden days, they also used to be unhappy with each other but due to social pressures they carried on. Now they know they can go for divorce.”

It is his job to reveal the evidence of his investigations to the suspicious, fearful and occasionally disbelieving. He has comforted those who have broken down in his office. He even set up an investigation for a man in his 70s who—wrongly, as it turned out—believed his similarly elderly wife was having an affair.