Man harasses wife with cheque bounce cases

Last Updated 05 March 2019, 19:03 IST

Harassment can assume many forms, especially in domestic violence cases.

In a bizarre case, a husband plotted against his own wife and ensured that she faces cheque bounce cases in different courts. The helpless wife has now has approached the Human Rights Protection Foundation (HRPF) in Udupi seeking justice.

HRPF President Dr Ravindranath Shanbhag told reporters at Vaikunta Baliga College of Law on Tuesday that Mohammed Sharif Ali of Karamballi in Udupi married Jamsheena of Thalassery, Kerala, in January 2013, as per the wishes of both families.

Jamsheena trusted her husband to be a law abiding person and never suspected her husband’s intentions initially.

Dr Shanbhag informed that Sharif was never gainfully employed. Thus he used to often physically torture his wife and extort money from her. He even had snatched her gold jewellery.

Blank cheques

In 2017, Sharif forced Jamsheena to sign many blank cheques with savings account (SB account number 121101011003693) in Vijaya Bank, K M Marg in Udupi. When she demanded an explanation for signing blank cheques, Sharif seething with anger had beaten her black and blue.

From then on, she used to sign on blank cheques without even a murmur of protest. Jamsheena’s worst fears came true after learning that he had issued the cheques with the sole intention of landing her in legal trouble. None of the savings accounts had sufficient balance.

Now she spends sleepless nights on how many legal actions she would have to face under the Negotiable Instruments Act (NIA) for no fault of hers. Jamsheena reveals being unaware about the status the signed cheques and whether Sharif had issued all of them to unsuspecting people.

Dr Shanbhag said the woman would file a complaint with Udupi SP soon.

(Published 05 March 2019, 18:38 IST)

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