Excerpt: The amount payable towards marriage expenses, according to us, has no characteristics of dowry within the meaning of Section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. Dowry under the aforesaid Act refers to a property or a valuable security given by a party to marriage or his or her parents to the other party to the … Continue reading Marriage Expenses Not Dowry
Excerpt:Noticeably, the alleged demand centers around a motorcycle, which as the evidence of the prosecution witnesses would evince, admittedly did not surface at the time of finalization of the marriage. Bombay High Court Manohar Bhaurao Khanve vs The State Of Mah.Thr. Pso Nagpur on 20 September, 2017 Bench: R. B. Deo apeal276.04.J.odt 1 IN THE … Continue reading Manohar Bhaurao Khanve vs The State Of Mah.Thr. Pso Nagpur
Excerpt: To prove a case to fall within a perview of dowry death, the prosecution has to prove that there was demand of dowry, for non-fulfillment of demand of dowry there was cruelty and death has occurred within seven years of marriage. 17. In this case, the demand of Rs.10,000/- was for redeeming the mortgaged … Continue reading money demanded for redeeming mortagaged land is not dowry
Excerpt: In the instant case, `1,00,000/- were demanded for the repair and re-construction of the house in which the complainant (wife) was living along with her husband and other family members. Therefore, it was merely in the nature of loan and cannot be termed as 'dowry demand'. The said Act also cannot be said to … Continue reading Money Demanded for renovation of house is not dowry.
Excerpt:for establishment of case of demand of dowry, that must co-relate with the marriage or pre-marriage stage and not every demand made by the applicants after marriage will come within the purview of dowry. It may be to meet some other financial scarcity or to meet some emergent family expenses. Therefore, allegation levelled in the … Continue reading money demanded for renovating clinic not dowry