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Bhaskar for SOCIAL JUSTICE (Legal & Social Activist)     07 November 2012

Woman told to pay rs 5 lakh to in-laws


Woman told to pay Rs 5 lakh to in-laws
Nishikant Dwivedi
Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, April 25
In a significant judgment, a local court has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a woman, who had made a frivolous complaint against her in-laws for dowry.

The Judicial Magistrate said many instances had come to light where the complainants were not bonafide and had been filed with an oblique motive. The magistrate termed the case as a classic example for such an instance.

Kanwalpreet Kaur of Model Town here had filed a complaint against brothers-in-law Davinder Pal Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Satwinder Singh and Gurbinder Singh, mother-in-law Gurbachan Kaur, sisters-in-law Balwinder Kaur and Jaswinder Kaur and niece Ritu under Sections 498-A in 1997. The court had quashed the names of Balwinder, Jaswinder and Ritu from the case in 2002.

Kanwalpreet was married to Navjeet Singh in 1992. In her complaint, she had alleged that her in-laws were harassing her for more dowry. She had claimed that her brothers had given Rs 1.5 lakh to her in-laws in three installments. She had further alleged that she was thrown out of the house.

In the order it had been said the remaining five accused were made to suffer on account of baseless and malicious allegation. To prevent such abuse of beneficial provision of Section 498-A of the IPC by women in future, the magistrate dismissed the complaint and acquitted the accused of the charges.

The court directed Kanwalpreet to pay Rs 1 lakh to each of the five persons.




 2 Replies

Tajobsindia (Senior Partner )     07 November 2012

Sad to know the lady could not prove highly underutilized penal provision of law as to what happened in 4 walls of her installment bedroom L

Clarity needed from @ Lord how to make penal provision more effective.

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stanley (Freedom)     08 November 2012

I wish for @ lord posts to prove his calibre on this thread !!

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