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Search Results for Tag : Dowry


Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption(18.11.2016)

Appellants, in-laws of deceased, being aggrieved by conversion of their acquittal into conviction by High Court under Sections 498A and 304B of Indian.....

Tags : Dowry death, Conviction, Proof

Case of demand of dowry must co-relate with marriage or pre-marriage stage and not every demand after marriage will come within purview of dowry(06.12.2018)

Present application under Section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) has been filed to quash the proceeding of case under Sections 498A, 3.....

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Cause and reason are immaterial in determining if demand made in nexus of marriage is for dowry(13.08.2015)

Any demand for property or a valuable security, directly or indirectly, that has nexus with marriage would constitute a demand of dowry, regardless of.....

Tags : Dowry, cause, reason, demand

Wilful conduct which is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide is necessary for conviction under Section 498A of IPC(18.07.2019)

In facts of present case, FIR was registered on the statement of PW-11, the mother of the deceased. A charge sheet was filed. Later, charges were fram.....

Tags : Conviction, Legality, Dowry demand, Proof

In absence of evidence of harassment or cruelty on victim, charge of dowry death cannot be established(10.01.2020)

The appeal is directed against judgment passed by Second Additional Sessions Judge, in Session Trial wherein the said Court convicted the Appellant fo.....

Tags : Dowry death, Conviction, Legality

Examination of an accused under Section 313, CrPC cannot be treated as mere procedural formality, as it is based on the fundamental principles of fairness.(29.05.2021)

The present appeals arise out of the impugned judgment of High Court of Punjab and Haryana where the appeal of the appellants was rejected and the ord.....

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Proof of cruelty or harassment by husband or her relative or person charged is sine qua non to inspirit statutory presumption, to draw person charged within coils thereof(20.06.2018)

Instant criminal appeals have been preferred against the judgment and order of conviction and order of sentence passed by Additional Sessions Judge-V,.....

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Supreme Court: Presumption of Dowry Death Must be Backed by Evidence of Cruelty(21.11.2016)

Supreme Court has ruled that presumption of culpability against an accused in a dowry death case under Evidence Act would be “activated” only when the.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Evidence Act, Dowry Death , Cruelty

Vismaya Dowry Death Case: Kerala Court Sentences Husband to 10 Years Jail and Rs. 12.5 Lakh Fine(24.05.2022)

Kerala Court pronounced the sentence in the sensational dowry death case where 22-year-old Vismaya V Nair was found dead at her in-laws' house alleged.....

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Delhi HC Grants Bail to Man Facing Dowry Charge 21 Years after Marriage(13.10.2016)

Delhi HC has granted anticipatory bail to a husband facing prosecution for alleged dowry harassment 21 years after marriage.

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Supreme Court: Woman Can't File Dowry Harassment FIR After Divorce(10.09.2018)

Supreme Court has held that prosecution under Section 498A of IPC or under other provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act will not be sustainable once .....

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Bombay HC Seeks State’s Report over Dowry Complaints(04.10.2016)

Bombay HC has asked Maharashtra Government to file a report on dowry-related complaints received by its grievances redressal forum, set up recently.

Tags : Bombay HC , Maharashtra Government, Dowry Complaints

SC: Failure to Lodge FIR Complaining Dowry & Harassment Before Death of Victim Inconsequential(17.08.2020)

Supreme Court has set aside the bail granted to a man accused in a dowry death case by Allahabad High Court, stating that the failure to lodge a First.....

Tags : Supreme Court, FIR Complaining Dowry & Harassment

Allahabad High Court Rules, ‘Gift after Marriage is Not Dowry’(25.10.2016)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that gift articles demanded at time of 'Kalewa' ceremony held after wedding does not amount to dowry unless demand is r.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, gift , Marriage, Dowry

Kar.HC: S.498-A IPC Not Maintainable Against Woman in Illicit Relationship With Victim’s Husband(24.06.2022)

Karnataka High Court has quashed an FIR registered against a woman under Section 498-A of IPC and Section 3 and 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act by another .....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Dowry Prohibition, Illicit Relationship

SC: No Conviction Under Section 304B IPC if Unnatural Death is Not Established(07.12.2020)

Supreme Court has held that the offence of dowry death under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 cannot be made out if the cause of death has .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Dowry Death Conviction

Kar HC Refuses to Quash Dowry Death Case Against Husband Whose Wife Commits Suicide in Parents House(14.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a husband seeking to quash a case of dowry death registered against him under Sections 304B and.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Dowry, Suicide

Kar. HC Sets Aside Conviction U/S 304B IPC Citing Discrepancies in Multiple Dying Declarations(21.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has set aside the conviction handed down to a husband under Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), noting that there were .....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, IPC, Dowry Death

Bombay HC Notices State over Regularization of Matrimonial Websites(11.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has directed State Government to file an affidavit with details of steps it has initiated to regulate matrimonial websites and marri.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Matrimonial Websites, Dowry Prohibition Act

J&K&L HC: Relatives Can’t be Roped into Dispute Without Instances of Their Involvement in Crime(02.08.2022)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that in crimes pertaining to matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths the relatives of the husband shoul.....

Tags : Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, Matrimonial Dispute, Dowry Death, Relatives

Kerala HC: S.113B of Evidence Act Casts Reverse Burden on Accused to Disprove Prosecution Case(04.08.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that in dowry death cases, Section 113B of the Indian Evidence Act casts a reverse burden on the accused to disprove he pro.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Dowry Death, Evidence, Presumption

Supreme Court Acquits Man in Dowry Death Case(30.11.2020)

Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the Trial Court and the High Court in a dowry death case on the basis of benefit of doubt since.....

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P&H HC: Husband Not Entitled to Retain Dowry Items After Convicted for Murdering Wife(21.12.2022)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a husband convicted for murdering his wife shall not be entitled to claim ownership over the dowry items r.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, Husband, Dowry, Murder

Supreme Court Sets Free 99 Year Old Convict in Dowry Death Case(23.03.2017)

Supreme Court has allowed an appeal filed by a 99-year-old convict against his conviction and sentence in a dowry death case and reduced sentence to t.....

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Kar. HC: Marriage Dissolved, Chargesheet U/S 498A Without Any Substance(14.10.2022)

Karnataka High Court while quashing a case registered by a woman against her ex-husband and in-laws under section 498-A (dowry harassment) of Indian P.....

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Bombay High Court Quashes Dowry Case Against UK Nationals(21.02.2017)

Bombay High Court came to aid of two UK nationals, mother and daughter, and quashed dowry harassment case registered against them by their estranged d.....

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Allahabad HC Issues Direction to Ensure Compliance of Safeguards from Arbitrary Arrest(01.02.2021)

Allahabad High Court has directed the Police authorities to desist from making automatic/ routine arrests, especially in dowry cases, and strictly com.....

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Jharkhand HC: Dowry Case Against Former DGP DK Pandey Quashed(12.02.2021)

Jharkhand High Court has quashed a dowry harassment case against former state Director General of Police DK Pandey and his family which was filed by h.....

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SC: Raises Serious Questions When Accused Suggest Which Body Should Investigate Case(13.01.2023)

Supreme Court while hearing an SLP moved by CBI challenging Allahabad High Court’s order which directed transfer of a dowry-death case investigation, .....

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Delhi Court Grants Bail to Woman Accused of Dowry Death and Abortion(02.04.2021)

Delhi Court has granted bail to a woman, accused of dowry death and causing abortion of a three month old foetus, on the account of her being lodged i.....

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Ker. HC: Wife Can Claim Return of Gold Ornament Under Dowry Act Only if She Proves Entrustment(10.02.2023)

Kerala High Court has held that in the absence of enough evidence that the gold ornaments given to the wife at the time of marriage was entrusted by h.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Dowry, Gold Ornaments, Entrustment

Del. HC Seeks Centre’s Response On Plea Challenging Blocking Of Satirical Website ‘Dowry Calculator’(24.01.2023)

Delhi High Court has sought Union Government's response on a plea moved by journalist Tanul Thakur against blocking of his website “Dowry Calculator”,.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Dowry Calculator, Tanul Thakur, dowry

Delhi HC: S. 304B IPC Does Not Contemplate Harassment Right Before Death(05.06.2017)

Delhi High Court has refused to set aside conviction of a man in a case of dowry death merely on ground that no harassment had occurred right before t.....

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SC: Mere Unnatural Death of Wife Within 7 Years of Marriage Not Sufficient to Prove Dowry Death(25.04.2023)

Supreme Court has held that mere death of the deceased wife being unnatural in the matrimonial home within seven years of marriage will not be suffici.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Dowry Death, Unnatural Death, Conviction

Supreme Court: Cruelty Not Connected to Dowry Cannot be Basis for Conviction for Same(24.07.2019)

Supreme Court has noted that conviction under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 can be made only if the woman was subjected to cruelty or harass.....

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Delhi High Court Reverses Dowry Conviction of In-Laws(06.10.2017)

Delhi High Court has noticed a tendency "to rope in all in-laws" by the alleged victims in dowry related cases, and reversed a conviction in one such .....

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SC Upholds Bar on Automatic Arrests in Dowry Cases(22.08.2016)

Supreme Court has upheld a 2014 verdict that men cannot be “automatically” arrested on dowry harassment complaints filed by their wives.

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Can't Frame Guidelines on FIRs for Dowry Harassment Cases: Supreme Court(30.11.2017)

Supreme Court has said it does not intend to frame guidelines for the police regarding registration of FIRs on subjecting a married woman to cruelty f.....

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Delhi High Court Seeks Centre Stand on Plea Against Blocking of Dowry Calculator Website(11.12.2019)

Delhi HC has sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging blocking of a website hosting a "dowry calculator", which according to its owner was c.....

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Ker. HC: Demanding Dowry Won’t Constitute Offence u/s 498A Unless There are Ingredients of Cruelty(18.10.2023)

Kerala High Court has held that unless there are ingredients of cruelty for meeting an unlawful dowry demand or on account of failure to meet such unl.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Dowry, Cruelty

Bombay HC Orders State to Set Up Full-Time Advisory Panel to Curb Dowry Cases(13.06.2016)

Bombay High Court, while addressing PILs filed by Priscilla Samuel and Mahrukh Edenwala, has ordered State Government to set up an advisory board with.....

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Supreme Court: Demand of Money for Construction of House is Dowry Demand(12.01.2022)

Supreme Court has observed that demand of money for construction of a house is a dowry demand to attract offence under Section 304B of the Indian Pena.....

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Del. HC: Women Empowerment Shouldn’t be Celebrated Only on Paper but Also in the Mindset(03.11.2023)

Delhi High Court while dealing with a dowry death case has observed that distressing narratives in dowry death cases serves as a reminder that educati.....

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SC: If Wife Dies Mysteriously Within 7 Years of Marriage, Then Husband Can't Claim Stridhan(20.01.2016)

Supreme Court has held that a man would not be entitled to claim properties and stridhan gifted to his wife if she dies under mysterious circumstances.....

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Madras HC: Money Demanded to Run Business is Not Dowry(26.02.2016)

Madras High Court has ruled that money demanded by a man from his in-laws for doing business does not come under the category of 'dowry'.

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Supreme Court: Seeking Financial Assistance can Also Amount to Demand for Dowry(20.12.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that seeking financial assistance can also constitute demand for dowry. The Court noted that any money or property or valua.....

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Delhi HC Denies Divorce Saying Wife's Allegation of Dowry Demand Didn't Amount to Cruelty(11.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has observed that normal wear and tear in a marital relationship is to be expected, however, it cannot be a reason to end the relatio.....

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Supreme Court: Offences Pertaining to Dowry Demand are Offences Against Society(11.02.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that offences pertaining to demand of dowry are not private offences, but offences against the society. The Court further o.....

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Karnataka HC: Properties Given as Dowry Would be Amenable for Partition(25.02.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that the properties which had been given as dowry or otherwise at the time of marriage of the daughter, would be amenabl.....

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Allahabad HC Imposes Cost on Dowry Death Accused After Misuse of Process of Law(07.03.2022)

Allahabad High Court has imposed Rs. 20,000 cost on a dowry death accused after noting that she misused the process of law by filing successive applic.....

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SC: Dowry Death Shall Be Presumed if Wife Was Harassed for Dowry Soon Before Death(24.12.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that once the prosecution is able to establish that a woman was subjected to cruelty or harassment for or in connection wit.....

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Supreme Court Reserves Verdict on Plea Seeking Reconsideration of Directions on 498A IPC(24.04.2018)

Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on petitions seeking restoration of the stringency of Section 498A of IPC which provides for arrest of the husb.....

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HP HC Grants Relief to Quash FIR Filed by Wife for Demand of Dowry and Outraging Modesty(09.03.2022)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has granted relief to a husband by quashing a First Information Report lodged against him by his wife for allegedly demand.....

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MP HC: Paramour of Mother-in-Law Not Family Member Within Ambit of S. 304B IPC(10.03.2022)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the paramour of mother-in-law of the deceased would not come within the ambit of Section 304-B IPC, since he c.....

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Allahabad High Court: Taunting a Person for Giving Less Dowry Not a Penal Offence(21.05.2024)

Allahabad High Court has held that the law contemplates the demand of dowry as punishable, however, the taunting for giving less gifts by itself is no.....

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