Ghaziabad, A court here Monday rejected an application for more time to surrender moved by a businessman who has been booked by police for allegedly abandoning his NRI wife.
The court of special judicial magistrate, Central Bureau of Investigation, rejected the application of Pulkit Bharti, 23, after his lawyer sought more time to surrender. The court refused to grant him time.
The case came to light Friday, when the 22-year-old woman from Muscat accused Bharti, the owner of a professional studies college here, of enticing her over internet.
After she came to India, Pulkit gave her a job in the college and married her Aug 16.
He then kept her in a hotel for 20 days.
On Sep 9, when she insisted on visiting his house, Pulkit – son of a steel trader – told her to wait at the hotel while he went out to convince his parents to accept her as his wife. However, he never returned.
The police registered a criminal case against the culprit under penal provisions for rape and demanding dowry.