CHENNAI: THE six-year-old dowry harassment case against IPS officer Varun Kumar and his parents has been quashed by the Madras High Court.
The case that was fought amidst prolonged legal battles at every stage by complainant G Priyadarshini was ruled “malicious” in a recent order by HC judge M S Ramesh.
“The case in hand is a classic example of a maliciously instituted criminal proceedings and hence this court would be justified in quashing the same, thereby enabling the petitioners herein to refrain from undergoing the ordeal of a criminal trial instituted on baseless charges,” Justice M S Ramesh said. The judge quashed the case pending against Varun Kumar and his parents before the XI Metropolitan Magistrate, Saidapet.
Varun was booked on the complaint of Priyadarshini. It was alleged that though both were in a relationship, Varun started demanding a heavy dowry from Priyadarshini after he became an IPS officer. Chennai police registered a case against him in 2012.
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