An Indian-origin police officer is under investigation in Singapore over allegations of taking dowries worth thousands of dollars to marry two women and then divorcing them but not returning any cash and valuables, according to a media report.
Singapore Police Force Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) A Mohamed Rafeek Abdul Kader, however, refuted the allegations and claimed that the families of his ex-wives were only looking to tarnish his reputation and get more money from him, The Straits Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
He is accused of having taken dowries worth thousands of dollars to marry the two women and then divorcing them but not returning any cash and valuables, the report said.
A police spokesperson said the officer was assisting with the investigations.
Rafeek, however, said they were married in Singapore in 2016, and divorced in 2017.
He reportedly received 101 pieces of jewelry, a Rolex watch, a platinum ring, and SGD 5,000 (Rs 2,81,765) in cash.
The family of the second wife has claimed that he again filed for divorce shortly after tying the knot, and did not return the dowry.
Rafeek has denied this as well. He said he had filed for divorce in 2021 which was finalized only earlier this year.
Both of his marriages were registered in Singapore, he said.
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