Dowry was taken at the time of marriage. Also, during the 9 years of marriage about 6 lakh Rupees were taken on various pretexts through Bank account transfers and as cash. Though promise of returning the money was made, but very less amount was actually returned by husband. Husband has been threatening to abandon wife if asked for returning money. He gives Rs.5000 per month now as monthly maintenance besides paying for electricity bill of the house. Husband has resorted to physical and mental assault now on the directions of his mother.
Can a Dowry case u/s 498 a be filed now after 9 years ?