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False dowry case: woman told to pay damages 
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This is an old story from 2006. I thought I might as well get this section started

False dowry case: woman told to pay damages
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, August 6
The Additional Civil Judge, Jagraon, has directed a Bathinda-based woman to pay Rs 3 lakh as damages to her husband and his relatives for lodging a false dowry harassment case against them.

Ms Jatinder Kaur Walia, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), has ordered Harpreet Kaur of Gumti Kalan village to pay the damages with interest to her husband and relatives for causing mental harassment, malicious prosecution and financial loss and loss to reputation by lodging a false FIR, on the charges of dowry demand and harassment.

The court yesterday initiated proceedings for enforcing the decree passed by it and ordered the woman to appear before the court on October 23 this year.

The case was filed by Kuldeep Singh (husband of Harpreet Kaur), Gurmeet Kaur (mother-in-law), Ujagar Singh (father-in-law), Amandeep Singh and Jaswinder Singh(brothers-in-law), all belonging to Chet Singh Nagar of Ludhiana. They had filed a suite for the recovery of Rs 5 lakh on account of damages.

It was submitted by Kuldeep Singh that he got married to Harpreet Kaur in December 1996. After sometime her wife allegedly started compelling him to live at her parental house but he refused. She left her matrimonial home in December 1997.

Following an application by her wife, he was called by the DSP, Jagraon. In the presence of the panchayat they demanded Rs 15 lakh to settle the “dispute”. Ultimately, the matter was compromised for Rs 3 lakh. In the presence of witnesses, the amount was paid in July 1997.

Despite settlement, she again moved an application with the police and all family members were booked under Sections 406, 498-A, 506 of the IPC. But after trial they were acquitted by the Court of Mr H.S. Grewal, JMIC, Jagraon, in January 2002.

It was also submitted and proved on record that with the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court an inquiry was conducted by the then Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, Mr C.D. Gupta. The inquiry report gave clear finding that Rs 3 lakh was paid for a compromise.

The petitioners claimed that thereafter she filed petition under Section 125, CrPC, claiming maintenance from her husband which was later withdrawn by her.

During all these cases, the petitioner spent lakhs on defending litigation and pursuing their cases. Their reputation was also lowered with their arrest in a dowry case.

Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:59 am
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The Additional Civil Judge, Jagran, is one out of the honest judges of India, I feel. Thank her from the bottom of my heart on her impartial judgment on this false case by the spouse.

Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:05 pm

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Dear SCMP,

I empathize that you are going through a rough patch. But my dear Friend, Optimism and that too Incorrigible Optimism is the way to wriggle out of this situation.

I further contend that most of the Judges are honest or they have to be impartial. There is Session Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court to go if you think Justice is denied to you.

Be Patient, the problem won't resolve in a day. But slowly and steadly you can be out of the situation you are in.


Shonee Kapoor

PS: Remember two things:
a. No one kicks a dead dog.
b. Anything that does not kill you, makes you stronger.

Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:36 pm
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The matter is old but the relevance today is even more. Judgements based on the doctrine of estoppel will be a deterrent to repeated false petitions and a relief to all men fighting battles in Trial Courts u/s 498A & DVA and divorce/ maintainence in Family Courts simultaneously.

Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:36 pm

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Can somebody please provide the copy of this judgement.

Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:11 am

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Hi Andy /others

can any one post the judgement related to this news .. This is good news as i think for men who are suffered by false 498A and other IPC CRPC cases .

"I am thankful to all those who said NO, Its bcoz of them I did it myself" - Einstein

Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:54 am
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