Ex-UBS investment banker faces payout as claim wife married imposter fails

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An investment banker who claims an imposter stood in for him at his own wedding has failed in his attempt to avoid a big money divorce suit.

The Daily Mail reports that former top-earning UBS banker Amit Goyal, 36, told a judge his headhunter wife Ankita 'married another Amit Goyal' at a ceremony at a four star hotel.

He said he was relaxing at home six hours away while the service was taking place.

The high-flying city couple, who lived at Canary Wharf, London, met on Indian dating site Shaadi.com.

They were married on September 15, 2003, in the Indian city of Meerut - but Goyal insists he was 'not present at the ceremony'.

He claimed his 33-year-old wife could neither divorce him, nor claim any financial support, because they were never married in the first place.

However, Judge Mark Everall QC granted Mrs Goyal a decree nisi last year after describing her husband as an 'unreliable' witness and ruling that 'there was a valid marriage between the couple'.

Challenging that decision at the Court of Appeal, Goyal pointed to a mysterious thumb print on his marriage certificate - and an absence of wedding photos - in a bid prove himself a bachelor.

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