False dowry case before marriage

Dy Director

Originally posted by : Lavanya Dayal
In case of dowry before marriage can the girl get married while the case is still in court?


Legal Evangelist - TRIPAKSHA

I have still not got the hang of the question. If I understand correctly, the girls father is asking for 10 lakhs and threatening to file a case of dowry demand otherwise. 

In such case the only recourse which the father of the girl is to file a case under Section 4 of Dowry Prohibtion Act, 1961, which entails a maximum punishment of upto 2 years. 

The said offence is bailable. So there is no threat of being arrested in the said offence.


In the instant case, you can record the demands of your would-have-been FIL and file a case of extortion against him.


He has at a very disadvantageous position but still able to subdue you. The scenario is worrisome and shows how frightened we become at the very mention of any law related to dowry.




Shonee Kapoor



Legal Evangelist - TRIPAKSHA

oh I am so sorry, I did not realize that Lavanya has added a query in a very old thread. The answer to question of Lavanya is YES. 




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