This is what happens when a man got a woman to impersonate his wife.
Divorce can sometimes make good people do bad things. For example, they may try and hide assets, like stocks, business income, jewelry – or, in the case of a divorcing man from Delhi, India: his wife.
It turns out that the man (whose name hasn’t been published) convinced a woman to impersonate his wife, so that he could obtain a mutual-consent divorce under India’s divorce laws. He also forged a divorce petition verifying that he and his wife were willing to end their marriage, and even found a fake lawyer to file the papers in court.
The court granted the divorce, and the man probably threw a party. But not a long one.
The man’s real wife discovered (from a friend!) that she had been divorced, and went to the police. In short order, the game was up, the man was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of Rs.2 lakh (about $3,700 US).
Undeterred, the man filed an appeal with the Indian Supreme Court, which was dismissed last week.
There’s no news yet on whether he plans to pay the fine with real money.
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