A UK-based NRI couple was booked today for procuring a fake marriage certificate, police said.
Sukhjit Singh and Harpreet Kaur, presently living in UK, arranged the fake marriage certificate from a religious place with the help of Amar Kishore Passi, Phagwara, superintendent of Police, Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said.
Amar, a resident of Urban Estate, was arrested for his involvement in the matter, he said.
havinder Kaur, mother of Harpreet, in her complaint on June 5 alleged that Sukhjit lured her daughter into marriage.
Police, however, during the probe found that Harpreet was willing for the marriage, he said.
With the help of Amar, who impersonated as guardian of Harpreet, fake certificate of marriage was arranged from a religious place, Harkamalpreet said.
After the marriage, they left for UK, he said. A case under relevant sections of IPC was registered against the trio, the police official said.