No demand for dowry, nor was there any specific entrustment of dowry articles to accused as alleged in FIR, offence under S. 498-A not made out

Pashaura Singh vs State of Punjab

Supreme Court

13/11/2009

(2010) 11 SCC 749: AIR 2010 SC 922: (2009) 4 APLJ 122(SC):2010 Cri LJ 875: (2010) 2 Guj LR 1817: (2010) 1 ECrN 708 (SC): CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.2122 OF 2009 (Arising out of SLP(Crl.) No. 5910/2006)

About/from the judgment:

Subjecting women to cruelty by husband and his relatives - Absence of proof of demand of dowry or harassment by accused discussed -S.498(A) of IPC!

 

High court found that only allegation made in FIR was that appellant-accused and his family members started harassing appellant's wife for not bringing more dowry - But there was no demand for dowry, nor was there any specific entrustment of dowry articles to accused as alleged in FIR - Held, offence under S. 498-A not made out (Para 12).

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