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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Police inspector gets jail in dowry harassment case
Inspector Srinidhi says he will challenge the verdict
His mother and brother were acquitted in the case
Bangalore: Police inspector N. Srinidhi, who was honoured with President's Gallantry Medal for gunning down CPI (ML) State General Secretary Saket Rajan in Baliga near Menasinahadya in Koppa taluk in February 2005, has been sentenced to six months' simple imprisonment in a dowry harassment case.
First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Court sentenced the inspector, now attached to the Homicide and Burglary Squad of the Central Crime Branch (CCB), and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000.
Srinidhi, however, said that he is planning to challenge the court's verdict in a higher court.
In the second week of May 2007, Srinidhi's wife, Jyothishree, filed a case of dowry harassment with the Vijayanagar police against her husband, his mother Jayalakshamma, and brother Sreenivasa.
The police arrested the three on May 14, 2007. Though they all obtained conditional bail, Srinidhi was suspended from service. However, he was later reinstated.
Vijayanagar police investigated the case and filed a charge-sheet against the accused under Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code (husband or relative of the husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and also under the Dowry Prohibition Act.
However, Judge Venkatesh R. Huligi acquitted Jayalakshmamma and Sreenivasa.
Posted by Blogaholic at 5/29/2011 03:52:00 AM