Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

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VIKRAM M (Executive)     07 May 2013

Dowry allegation

Dear Ld. Members,

After 15 years of marriage, if a woman's husband dies, can she file a dowry case against her in-laws (that is, the parents of her husband).


 5 Replies

Nadeem Qureshi (Advocate/     07 May 2013

she can file a dowry case against her in-laws at any time if they demand dowry 

Arvind Vashistha (Managing Partner)     07 May 2013

She can filed a dowry case at any point of time against her in-laws. But after 15 years she have to proved those allegations with strong evidences. Only on the mere allegations and bald statements she cant proceed thecase..


Even she can file a complaint U/s 12 of Domestic violence Act

Kishor Mehta (CEO)     07 May 2013


With due respect,

[1] After lapse of such a long period, if the in-laws are NOT living with the daughter-in-Law, it will be very difficult to prove either DV or demand for dowry. It is not only a question of filing a case under any provisions of Law, the question is whether it can be proved to the satisfaction of the Judicial Authority?

[2] Alternatively, if the in-laws are living WITH the daughter-in-Law, and if there is indisputable evidence, there are chances of filing and winning the case.

Good Luck,

Kishor Mehta

ashoksrivastava (scientist)     08 May 2013

Dear Amit 498a case can be filed anytime within 3 years of alleged 498a cruelty. regards ASHOK

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