MUSLIM STRIDHAN- Offence under Section 6 OF DP Act is punishable with two years’ imprisonment only and in the normal course Section 468 would apply, but we may look to Sections 472 and 473 as well. Section 472 speaks of a continuing offence for which a fresh period of limitation shall begin at every moment of time during which the offence continues and Section 473 empowers a Court: to extend the period of limitation to take cognizance beyond such time.

If any person, after the commencement of this Act, gives or takes or abets the giving or taking of dowry, he shall be punishable [with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years, and with fine which shall not be less than fifteen thousand rupees or the amount of the value of such dowry, whichever is more

It is apparent from the definition that it is necessary that property or valuable security so as to constitute dowry must be given “as consideration for the marriage” The word “consideration” is not defined in the Act. The meaning of the word “consideration” as per Chambers’ 20th Century Dictionary 1969, Revised Edition reprinted in 1969 is : “motive or reason; […]

KEYWORDS:-the cruelty, harassment and demand of dowry should not be so ancient whereafter, the couple and the family members have lived happily. DATE:-08-07-2010 AIR 2010 SC 2839 : (2010) CriLJ SC 4402 : JT 2010 (7) SC 460 : (2010) 12 SCC 350 : (2010) 7 SCALE 30 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Ashok Kumar Appellant Versus State of Haryana Respondent […]

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