Anti-dowry law makes it wife-biased, discriminatory,and poorly formulated. A complaint from your wife or her family member can land husband and his entire family in jail without any investigation.
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill
Monday, February 14, 2011
Vashi cops arrest 3 in dowry case, husband, mom-in-law at large
Acting on a complaint of physical and mental harassment by in-laws and demanding dowry, lodged by a housewife identified as Babita Amit Sheriyar (25), presently residing at her maternal house in sector-11, Juhugaon, the Vashi police had registered a dowry case in October 2010.
Following investigation, the Vashi police has arrested two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law of the complainant housewife. After their arrest, her husband and mother-in-law are absconding.The arrested accused are Jhony Rajvir Sheriyar (23), Arjun Rajvir Sheriyar (24) and Kavita Kisan Thenval, all residents of Shantinagar, Dahisar.
While, the absconding accused husband has been identified as Amit Rajvir Sheriyar (27) and mother-in-law as Vimla Rajvir Sheriyar (50). The accused have been booked under Section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
Investigating officer, PSI Arun Sugaonkar informed, "The woman was married to Amit Sheriyar in 2008 and started staying with her husband and in-laws' house in Dahisar. According to her complaint, soon after marriage, her husband and in-laws started demanding dowry and allegedly threatened her kill her if she did not bring Rs 2 lakh cash, a two-wheeler and a gold chain from her parents.
When, she turned down their demands, she was allegedly subjected to physical and mental abuse. Hence, unable to bear the agony, she left her husband's house and for the past one year she was staying at her father's house in Juhugaon.
However, in October 2010, she lodged a complaint against her husband and in-laws at Vashi police station. But, whenever we visited their house in Dahisar, we found the house locked. Finally, on January 8, in the morning the three in-laws were arrested from their residence.
They were produced before the JMFC (Judicial Magistrate First Class) court in CBD-Belapur and have been sent in Magisterial Custody Remand (MCR) for 15 days."