Passports of 59 NRIs seized for harassing spouse

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 14:36

Jalandhar: In a bid to help Indian women
being cheated and harassed by their NRI husbands abroad, Regional Passport Office has confiscated here passports of 59 such men, an official said Thursday.

Jalandhar Passport Office had formed a `Woman Complaint Cell` to help women being harassed by their NRI husbands in February, Regional Passport Officer Parneet Singh said.
She said a Parliamentary Standing Committee had sought a
report about the working of `Woman Complaint Cell` and it had
also asked as to how many passports had been seized in such
cases.
"We have so far received 198 complains and seized
passports of 59 people in these cases. We are working on other
cases and will take action on them soon," she said.

She said such cells would help provide justice to women
being harassed by their husbands living abroad.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 14:36
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