Thursday, July 29, 2010

Plea on dowry cases referred to division bench

Plea on dowry cases referred to division bench

Last Updated : 28 Jul 2010 08:45:15 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Justice PV Sanjay Kumar of the AP High Court on Tuesday referred to a division bench a writ petition seeking directions to the state and central governments to frame guidelines for investigation of cases under the Dowry Prohibition Act and Section 498 A of the IPC.

The judge was dealing with a petition filed by G Srinivas, a software engineer, who complained that his wife, Sree Lakshmi, had lodged a false complaint with the Miyapur police misusing the above provisions. Acting on the complaint, the police had unjustly arrested him and a former advisor to the chief minister, G Bhasker Rao. The petitioner submitted that in view of the growing abuse of the said law, the authorities and the Law Commission be directed to lay down guidelines for investigating officers in such cases.

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