Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Time limitations


What is the time limitations for DP ACT 3 and DP ACT 4?

*DP Dowry Prevention.

 
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LAWYER IN JAIPUR

Go thru 468 Cr.P.C.


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468. Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation.

 

(1) Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Code, no court, shall take cognizance of an offence of the category specified in sub-section (2), after the expiry of the period of limitation.

 

(2) The period of limitation shall be-

 

(a) Six months, if the offence is punishable with fine only;

 

(b) One year, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year;

 

(c) Three years, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding one year but not exceeding three years.

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DP 3 says

1) If any person, after the commencement of this Act, gives or takes or abets the giving or taking of dowry, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years, and with the fine which shall not be less than fifteen thousand rupees or the amount of the value of such dowry, whichever is more:

Provided that the Court may, for adequate and special reasons to be recorded in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than five years.

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So DP3 can not be  removed being upto 5 years.

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DP4 says

 4. Penalty for demanding dowry.- If any person demands directly or indirectly, from the parents or other relatives or guardian of a bride or bridegroom as the case may be, any dowry, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees:

Provided that the Court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than six months.

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DP4 cancellation is also not possible , Becasue she will state recent within one year statements.

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Any other sections. 

 

 
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For 498a section 468 applies

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498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.—Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be pun-ished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation
For the purpose of this section, “cruelty” means—
(a) any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or
(b) harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.]

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Seniors please share your knowledge.

 
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