Thursday, November 6, 2014

if no dowry demand during matrimonial life, how demand after more than 1 yr when wife was wid parents !! Wife's appeal dismissed

Gist of judgement
* no dowry demand when wife lived in matri home !!
* wife left matri home in 2007 and went to her parents place
* she then allges that husband demanded dowry on 25.2.2008 almost one year after seperation !!
* wife files a very delayed appeal
* court dismissed wife's appeal


Delhi High Court

Ramesh Chandra Mamgai vs State Of Uttarakhand & Another on 1 May, 2014

SPLA 17/2014


CRLA 37/2014

Hon'ble Servesh Kumar Gupta, J.

Mr. R.K. Shah, Dy. Adv. General (Cri.) for the State/applicant/appellant. ; ;

This appeal has been filed with a delay of 226 days wherefor no plausible explanation has been given by way of either ground, as deposed in the affidavit.

Otherwise also, on the merits of the case, I have gone through the impugned judgment.

It transpires that there is no consistency in the statements of PW1 (victim/bride) and her two neighbouring witness of the native place. Victim states that she is residing since 2007 in her parents' house while the dowry was demanded from her on 25.2.2008. It is difficult to understand that if the husband has not demanded any dowry during her living in the matrimonial house, then how the same could have been demanded after more than one year when she was living with her parents.

So, on view of what has been stated above, I feel that there is no force in this appeal on both scores. Accordingly, the delay condonation application is rejected. With the result, special leave to appeal application and the Appeal are dismissed.

(Servesh Kumar Gupta, J.)




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