sir, before marriage my inlaws has offered me X amount of cash and ornaments (without any kind of demands) and has taken my signature on stamp paper and more over they have given me a similar stamp paper as they hasve given me X amount.
after marriage i have returned the same amount to the wife and moreover my wife has given me in her OWN HAND WRITING that the amount and the ornaments which was given was a gift from her parents and she also witten that '''NO DOWRY WAS EXCHANGED IN MY MARRIAGE'' and she had signed on it.
now does signing a doc. makes me to come under the purview of dowry law if yes does my inlaws also comes under dowry law
and what about the stamp paper given by wife in her own hand writing?
now my inlaws has lodged a private compliant 498a 3/4 dp (fir not yet registered) till date what if the fir is registered can i too file a fir on my inlaws ?
i read somewhere that ''AGREEMENTS FOR TAKING AND GIVING DOWRY IS VOID'"' what does it mean does the above agreements not valid?
plz advise me