Jalandhar: In a bid to help Indian women being cheated and harassed by their NRI husbands abroad, Regional Passport Office has confiscated here passports of 59 such men, an official said on Thursday.

Jalandhar Passport Office had formed a 'Woman Complaint Cell' to help women being harassed by their NRI husbands in February, Regional Passport Officer Parneet Singh said.

She said a Parliamentary Standing Committee had sought a report about the working of 'Woman Complaint Cell' and it had also asked as to how many passports had been seized in such cases.

"We have so far received 198 complaints and seized passports of 59 people in these cases. We are working on other cases and will take action on them soon," she said.

She said such cells would help provide justice to women being harassed by their husbands living abroad.