Evidences to prove that a dowry amount has been given would include, photographs, video, bills etc. Also, it has to be proved that the articles received as dowry are illegally in possession (the in-laws of the woman). Other evidences to prove a case of dowry would be the bills and receipts of the amount of gold they claim to have given as dowry. Also, the papers of the site, (they also have to prove that the papers are in your possession and not in the possession of the woman). Other than that, the bank draft or cheque or in case cash has been given, the receipt of the same, to prove the alleged dowry amount. To prove additional dowry, they would require a receipt or the copy of the agreement between the two parties on the amount settled as dowry. If the woman has not worked before or after marriage, in spite of having the qualifications, she is still entitled to maintenance amount from her husband.
The amount fixed for permanent maintenance to the wife, till the time she remains unmarried, is approximately fixed at around 1/3rd of the income of the husband. However, the amount fixed as maintenance, would also depends on other factors as may be stated by the husband and wife. With regards to temporary or interim maintenance, there have been instances where the Court has denied the wife interim maintenance, if she in spite of being qualified has been unable to show a reason as to why she is not working and is depending on her husband for interim maintenance. The woman is entitled to maintenance in DV as well as maintenance case under various provisions of Criminal as well as Family law.
However, while granting maintenance in one of the case, the Court would keep in mind the maintenance that is being paid to the woman by means of other provisions of law. She may claim maintenance under Section 125 CrPC and she may also file for divorce on the basis of various grounds for divorce as stated under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act.
You may get the criminal complaint under Section 498A IPC to be dismissed and can fiel a complaint under Section 182, 211, 500 IPC against the wife for offence of giving false information to government authorities and filing false criminal complaint against the husband with the intend to injure and defame him. In case the matter is sub-judice, get the matter resolved through Mediation and Conciliatory Centre of the Court, wherein both parties can agree for divorce by mutual consent, settlement of permanent alimony if any, settlement of child custody if any, return or settlement of properties of the parties and withdrawal of all criminal and civil charges/cases by both parties filed against each other and proceeding for MCD only in the Family Court.You may consult an expert in this regard. You can call me at 09555 507 507 or send me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org