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DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 — Offence under — Scope of — where the dowry is received by any person other than the bride — that person has to transfer the same to the woman in connection with whose marriage it is given — if he fails to do so within three months from the date of the marriage — he shall be punished for violation of Section 6. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 — Scope of — Dowry to be for the benefit of the wife or her heirs — (1) Where any dowry is received by any person other than the woman in connection with whose marriage it is given — that person shall transfer it to the woman —(a) if the dowry was received before marriage, within [three months] after the date of marriage — or (b) if the dowry was received at the time of or after the marriage, within [three months] after the date of its receipts — (c) or if the dowry was received when the woman was a minor, within [three months] after she has attained the age of eighteen years; and pending such transfer, shall hold it in trust for the benefit of the woman. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6(2) — If any person fails to transfer any property as required by sub- section (1) within the time limit specified therefore, [or as required by Sub-section (3),] — he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months — but which may extend to two years or with fine [which shall not be less than five thousand rupees, but which may extend to ten thousand rupees] or with both.] PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 (3) — Where the woman entitled to any property under sub-section (1) dies before receiving it — the heirs of the woman shall be entitled to claim it from the person holding it for the time being: —[Provided that where such woman dies within seven years of her marriage, otherwise than due to natural causes, such property shall— (a) if she has no children, be transferred to her parents; or — (b) if she has children, be transferred to such children and pending such transfer, be held in trust for such children.] PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6— Dowry articles — Entrustment to family members — Status of — Held, If the dowry amount or articles of married woman was placed in the custody of his husband or in-laws, they would be deemed to be trustees of the same— bound to return the same within three months after the date of marriage to the woman in connection with whose marriage it is given— If he does not do so, he will be guilty of a dowry offence u/s 6. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 — Conviction under — Dowry articles — Returning of — Held, even after the conviction the accused must return the dowry to the woman within the time stipulated in the order. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 — IPC — Ss 405 & 406 — Stridhan property — title always remains with the wife — though possession of the same may sometimes be with the husband or other members of his family—Pratibha Rani vs. Suraj Kumar & Anr—relied upon. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 Interpretation of Statute — DP Act — S 6 — Attraction of — dowry & the traditional presents at or about the time of wedding— Entrustment of — Presumption — Held, does not in any way raise a presumption that such a property was thereby entrusted and put under the dominion of the parents-in- law of the bride — or other close relations so as to attract ingredients of Sec. 6. PDF
DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 DP Act — S 6 — ‘Stridhana articles’— entrustment of —common practice — these articles are sent along with the bride to her matrimonial house — It is a matter of common knowledge that these articles are kept by the woman in connection with whose marriage it was given and used by her in her matrimonial house— Appellants residing separately —were not duty bound to return the same to the bride. PDF