The 498A Extortion Racket Spreads To Chennai Women Cops


Here is an article from the Hindu. Looks like the women cops of Chennai want a piece of the 498A extortion racket.

The 498A Extortion Racket At Chennai All-Women Police Stations

There is a SC judgment on how to deal with these morons.

If the other side claim that they have given dowry, file a complaint against them for giving dowry. The cops have to register the FIR and act.

Here is the link to the judgment

If the harassment gets out of hand, here is another SC Judgement that you can use to file a complaint in the High Court.

Here is the link to the judgment

Best  option, talk to the volunteers of SIF. They have effective remedies.



2 Responses to “The 498A Extortion Racket Spreads To Chennai Women Cops”

  1. 1 darth vader May 17, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    It is not that the extortion racket has spread to chennai – it has always been there – live and kicking. I have personally experienced this first hand. What makes you think the cops in chennai are different from their counterparts elsewhere. The more innocent you are, the more bribe you will have to pay. If you are from a respectable family and earning well, then it’s a goldmine for them. The first thing they want to verify is your social status. This gives them a good idea of how much they can swindle from you. They have rather sophisticated ways of swindling. They play the good cop/bad cop drama quite well. They will make sure you make several rounds the police station in the name of inquiry/counselling…etc and tacitly ask you to pay them something during every visit.

    Did you know in most cases the cops demand around Rs. 5000 to register a false dowry complaint case. The cops are well aware that the case is false and they see a great oppurtunity to fleece both sides for money. In most cases it is the husband’s side that has to shell out huge sums of money.


  2. 2 bandar bola April 10, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I love looking through a post that will make men and women think.
    Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!


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In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB.

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The family of the writer was tortured by the Indian Police in an attempt to extort over a $100,000 by holding them in custody for over a week. The police, in cahoots with the magistrate and the PP, did this due to the ridiculous allegations made in a 498A case by his embittered ex-wife. She filed the case years after he and his family had last seen her. Thousands of 498A cases are filed each year in India by women seeking to wreak vengeance on their husbands and in-laws. Enormous sums are extorted from intimidated families implicated in these cases by corrupt Indian police officers and elements of the Indian judiciary. The author and his family haven't bribed any public official nor have they given in to the extortion. This blog aims to raise awareness of due process in India. The content of this blog constitutes, opinions, observations, and publicly available documents. The intent is not to slander or defame anyone or any institution and is the manifestation of the author's right to freedom of expression – with all the protections this right guarantees.

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