Solihull man posed as uncle in bid to get back with girlfriend
A Jaguar worker was so desperate to try and win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend that he posed as her uncle and gave her relationship advice.
Kewal Jandhu sent a series of emails to Karam Kaur, while pretending to be her relative – being supportive and urging her to give things another go.
Jandu, 36, of Rushford Close, Monkspath, had denied two charges of harassment.
District Judge Zara convicted him of one charge but dismissed the other.
He said although he believed that Jandhu or someone at his instigation had sent the emails they did not amount to harassment
Taking into account Jandu had already spent two months in custody on remand he fined him a nominal £100 and banned him from contacting the victim for the next five years.
Miss Kaur, from Hall Green, told Birmingham Magistrates Court she had started a relationship with Jandu in 2012 which had ended after eight months.
“I started to get the emails after the relationship had ended.
“The emails were supposedly from my uncle offering me support and advice.”
The 21-year-old said they appeared to come from an address that was genuine and that they were being sent every other day.
Miss Kaur said there was a period when the emails stopped and her former partner told her that her uncle had gone to India.
She said they got back together briefly but broke up again.
Miss Kaur said she started getting emails again from her uncle telling her she had made a “rash decision” and that she had left Jandu “heartbroken.”
She also became aware, she said, that her Facebook account had been hacked into and that her status had been altered.
She said “I had tried to get away and move on with my life.
“I was scared and distressed. I felt really unnerved that somebody could go to these lengths, to pretend to be someone.”
Miss Kaur said she eventually asked her uncle who denied ever having sent the emails.
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