Pune, April 5: In an unusual case reported from Pune, a 36-year-old man filed a police complaint against his banker wife for allegedly forging the documents and using her position to cheat him of cash and jewellery worth Rs 45 lakh. Amit Bhagwan Bali filed First Information Report (FIR) against his spouse Vijayalaxmi, who works at the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), with the Chaturshringh police station.
According to a report published in Pune Mirror, Amit is employed with a private firm and Vijayalaxmi is an assistant manager at IOB. The duo got married eight years ago and have two kids. When the couple were living in Aundh (2012 to 2014) they open a joint account and also availed a locker facility.
After problems crept into their marriage, the couple started living separately since 2017. The duo had earlier lodged a complaint against each other and were counselled by Bharosa Cell police help centre. SIM Swap Scam: Pune-based Man Duped of Rs 94,000 by SIM Card Swap Fraud.
"Due to our jobs, we were living in different cities, which eventually led to our separation. My wife holds a high post in the bank and she misused it to withdraw all the money from our joint account," Amit was reported as saying to Pune Mirror.
Amit said that Vijayalaxmi had taken responsibility of handling the bank locker and regularly used the jewellery. "The bank told me that my wife had mailed them to close the account in July 2018 and then she forged my signature to withdraw all the cash and jewellery," Amit was quoted as saying.
A case of cheating has been registered against 35-year-old Vijayalaxmi, who is presently working in Mumbai. The case was registered under sections 420, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. An investigation into the matter is on.