I married in November 2005, and the marriage was registered in Tamilnadu, Hindu Marriage.
Honestly, no dowry was demanded, given and taken. But girl's parents gave jewels to their daughter on their own wish and tried to give cash to me. I refused and told if you want to give this for your daughter's welfare, deposit this to her name. The amount was deposited in her own bank (not joint) account and that money was never touched by me by any means. No cash withdrawals or cheque, so no any transaction records.
In the marriage registration form we both declared and signed that " NO dowry was demanded, given and taken", and her father (government employee) signed as witness.
Due to some family glitch, now in 2008, she has filed complaint under IPC498A,506(2), DP 4 against me and roped other 5 family members. In the complaint she has mentioned that, "our family demanded dowry even before the marriage on the engagement day August, 2005. Her father accepted the demand and gave the above mentioned ornaments and cash as a dowry, and in the continuation we have demanded "Car" in 2008. Also me and my family tried to kill my 1 year old son".
We never demanded any thing at any time, and the "Car" is beyond our socio-economic status.
She is well educated (Ph.D), and her father is a government employee. How they signed in registration form with the declaration of "No dowry was demanded, given and taken". Now after 3 years, complaining about the dowry demand even on the engagement day?
These crooks are misusing the women protection laws to cover their unableness to recover the damages caused by her to the marital relationship. What to do with these crooks?
How to tackle these false allegations? We never demanded anything , so ready to face this in the court with courage.