Woman at centre of 'wife-swapping' case in Navy held on charges of fraud

Police on Saturday evening arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly submitting forged documents to a bank to get a credit card issued in her husband's name.

The woman was identified as Sujata Sahu, wife of Naval officer Ravi Kiran, whose name surfaced in connection with an alleged wife-swapping case that rocked the Navy.

Police said they received a complaint that Sujata had submitted forged documents to the State Bank of India, IIT branch, to get a credit card issued in her husband's name.

DCP (South) B S Jaiswal said the bank had complained that documents submitted by Sujata, including a PAN card, employee letter of her husband on the Navy letterhead, were forged.

The bank also said they had sent the documents to the Naval headquarters for verification and were told that they were forged and that Ravi Kiran had never applied for a credit card. Based on the complaint, police registered a case under Sections 420, 471, 468 of the IPC.

Sujata's lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said her client was picked up from her Jia Sarai residence on Saturday afternoon. "When she called me around 2.30-3 pm, she only had the time to tell me that she was being arrested by policemen from Vasant Vihar police station," Jaiswal said, adding that proper procedure had not been followed by police. "She was not even shown the FIR," Jaiswal said.

"She got a credit card in the mail yesterday. Today, they picked her up. How can they say that it is a fraud or even that she had applied for it?" Jaiswal said.

Sujata was produced before a magistrate in the Saket court around 9 pm.

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