HC Sets Guidelines for Handling Dowry Cases - The New Indian Express

HC Sets Guidelines for Handling Dowry Cases

Published: 22nd January 2014 09:27 AM

Last Updated: 22nd January 2014 01:58 PM

Noting that Section 498-A of IPC has become a weapon for breaking the families rather than uniting them, the High Court has issued guidelines to police for dealing with dowry harassment cases.

Police were told not to arrest the accused in dowry cases without the permission of the SP or an officer of equal rank.

Justice B Chandra Kumar while allowing a criminal petition by Tahmeena Kaleem, Syed Kaleemuallah Hussaini and two others seeking anticipatory bail in a dowry harassment case, issued the following guidelines:

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