Hello Sirs / Madams,
I require you expert opinion on the below case relating to dowry harassment. Below is the relationship map.
Pramod (myself) ------ Rajshri (my wife)
| (younger brother of my wife)
Raghu (my brother-in-law) ---- Ramya (my sister-in-law)
My brother-in-law (Raghu) got married with (Ramya) 2.5 years back. Now due to the internal conflicts between husband and wife, they are applying for divorce. But now Ramya has filed a dowry harassment case against Raghu (my brother-in-law), myself (Pramod) and my wife (Rajshri).
Now immediately Raghu was arrested and we have got bail for him.
My concern is, I was never involved in any dowry talks. Also we never demanded for dowry. During marriage time, we just told Ramya’s parents that they can give whatever they like to their daughter for marriage for which we do not have any written evidence but only few of the elders were involved in the talks.
Since past 2.5 years, we (myself and my wife) hardly visited my brother-in-law’s house. Now recently there was a fight between Raghu and Ramya. To solve the fight, I went to settle the fight where both of them said that they cannot continue the marriage relationship anymore and wanted divorce. They both were in police station when I went that day and in the complaint, there is no mention about dowry harassment but only internal conflict between husband and wife.
After this, the very next day Ramya went to her mother’s house and staying over there since then.
Now the people from Ramys’s side have filed dowry harassment case against Raghu, myself and my wife (Rajshri).
We have got Raghu outside on bail and we have applied for bail for myself and my wife.
1. What other steps can I take to protect myself and my wife.
2. How can we prove our innocence?
3. What complaint can I file against them for false dowry harassment case against myself and my wife.
Request you all to provide your expert opinion on this or any articles which will help me come out of this mess.