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Former French diplomat files extortion complaint against wife

The complainant accused his estranged of withdrawing ₹40 lakh from his account without his consent. Now, she is allegedly demanding ₹1.5 crore towards expenses for the children’s schooling and threatening not to allow him to visit the children, he claimed in his complaint.

The complainant accused his estranged of withdrawing ₹40 lakh from his account without his consent. Now, she is allegedly demanding ₹1.5 crore towards expenses for the children’s schooling and threatening not to allow him to visit the children, he claimed in his complaint. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Former French diplomat Pascal Muzurier filed an extortion case against his estranged wife Suja Jones with the Yelahanka police on August 5.

In his complaint, Mr. Muzurier, 48, a resident of Bileshivale in Hennur, alleged that Ms. Jones was threatening not to allow him to visit his children if money is not paid .

Mr. Muzurier said he is paying ₹10,000 every month towards maintenance as per a court order. Despite this, he alleged, she is extorting money.

He accused Ms. Jones of withdrawing ₹40 lakh from his account without his consent. Now, she is allegedly demanding ₹1.5 crore towards expenses for the children’s schooling and threatening not to allow him to visit the children, he claimed in his complaint.

“I am spending ₹5 lakh every year towards the children’s expenses. I am scared that my children will be harmed if I do not pay up,” he claimed.

The police have sought copies of court orders from Mr. Muzurier to check the details.

Ms. Jones had filed a case alleging rape and unnatural sex against Pascal Muzurier. Mr. Muzurier was acquitted in court.


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