Delhi HC: Do Not Entertain Frivolous Dowry Cases

Justice Dhingra has come out with another landmark judgement. Here is the newspaper article:

Here it is

Here is the judgment: Sangeetha Kalra Judgment-Mar-02-2006


6 Responses to “Delhi HC: Do Not Entertain Frivolous Dowry Cases”

  1. 1 rakesh kumar serving in IAF August 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    i hav been threatened by my in-laws to devastate my whole family life, i’ve lost all social value, i’ve not had sex from 2 years and i don’t know the whereabout of my wife and my 10 months daughter, this is all done to take the alimony from me
    pl gide otherwise i will renounce this world


  2. 2 shamim ahmed October 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I m also facing it. my wife has aproached to the Police Women Help line seeking permission for lodging FIR under various sections including 498A, however, she was living in complete seperation since more than last 1.5 years and caused disturbed my baby 5yrs old in a boarding school, i was living alone in my house since marriege but she complained against 10 members of my near & dears. A judicial megistrate named Mr. Tayyab Ansari, relative of my ex-wife demanding rs.5 lac to settle this case and pushed my wife to file case under 498A, however, Talaque has already been pronounced much before this complained and she accepted money for MEHR& IDDAT period. There is no remedy for me to safeguard myself from provisions of 498A. I was having my dept. exam next month but i this condition i can not prepare for that and suffering a lot mentally.


    • 3 shamim May 16, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Not for communication——
      Please strike out the name of Judicial Magistrate, it may harm me or he can file another bogus case.


  3. 4 Arun Kumar sharma July 30, 2009 at 5:35 am

    My daughter-in-law made a false a case under DV Act against her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law. Initially, the concerned people in the system suspected us guilty but in the time span they seems to have understood her deeds – i.e. one day she impressed upon police to lodge her another complaint against her husband for beating her. Police did so but in medical report – self made spots found instead of injuries.

    Now, perhaps being disappointed from DV Act proceedings, she has disappeared with her 18 months old child. She also broke the internal lock of the room and took away valubles. To know her whereabouts, we tried with her parents, but they are not ready now to talk to us and whereas, they were supporting her all the while in the case.
    Now, I am scared that she may now invoke dowry act and get us behind the bars. Though such case will not prove eventually but can cause allied damages to me and my family.
    I shall be obliged if someone could advise / help me to come out of the agony.


  4. 5 nishith August 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    to rakesh kumar,
    attack is the best defence as u know it,
    well for custody of ur child u can sought it through the family court
    and you can get company of u’r wife by an application for restitution of conjugal rights,
    if they both are in illegal custody and they are with u’r in laws with out their
    wish , u can file habious courps petition in the high court.
    and if u think that it is not possible to live together take divorce on the eground of cruelty by wife due to deseration of husband with out legal reason apply to the family court or civil court for the same.


  1. 1 Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra « 498agladiator Trackback on October 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

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