Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A local court in Ahmedabad while hearing the anticipatory bail plea in connection with a dowry case observed that ” more often all types of marital discord and disharmony are given the colour of dowry dispute”.
The court further said that “often all the members of a family are ensnared in the dispute in the hope of suitable settlement or to wreck vengeance.”
The court said exaggerated versions of the incidents are set forth in a large number of complaints and there is also a tendency of over implication.
Citing the judgment of the apex court and high court, the court said that – the arrest of the accused in such type of cases is stated to be not required.
All the offences registered against the applicants can be tried by the Judicial Magistrate First Class and in such type of cases, the arrest is not required.
What the court said
Although the court by using its discretionary power granted anticipatory bail to the father-in-law – Mansukh Vachchani and mother-in-law – Dheeraj Vachchani, it, however, rejected the anticipatory bail of the complainant’s husband – Arjun Vachchani.
The court observed that the charges of mental harassment and dowry are against the husband and hence the anticipatory bail of the two other accused involved in the offence is allowed.
The court asked both the accused who are released on anticipatory bail to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs15,000 each with Vatva Police Station.
According to the complainant wife, her in-laws and her husband used to fight with her over every small issue. She alleged that her husband beat up her younger brother and sought an Activa scooter as a dowry.
Both the complainant wife and husband fell in love and later got married in 2019.
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