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AIDWA wants CISF cop punished for dowry demand

india Updated: Jun 28, 2006 01:37 IST

THE ALL-INDIA Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has written a letter to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) director general, Mumbai, requesting disciplinary action against sub-inspector Rajeev Singh, as a dowry case of is registered against him in Lucknow.

The letter stated that a case has been registered against Rajeev Singh under Section 506 of IPC and ¾ of Dowry Prohibition Act and Rajeev and his parents demanded 8.5 lakh rupees from the bride’s side. When the bride’s side was unable to pay the whole sum, they refused to marry. The bride’s side had already given an amount of Rs 4 lakh to the groom’s side. The letter also stated that the girl, Akanksha, is in a critical condition and is suffering from depression.

The wedding was supposed to take place on June 7 but the groom’s side did not turn up for the wedding and later, Rajeev and his family was absconding. A case was registered against the Rajeev’s parents, Ramasrey Singh and his wife and Rajeev at the Mahanagar Police Station. However, police did not take any action against them. Later, Rajeev’s parents were granted bail by the Sessions Court.

However, Rajeev is still absconding and has not surrendered in court.

Madhu Garg from AIDWA, Lucknow said, “We want action against him. It would send the right signals to society. He is a government employee and he should not have committed such a crime.” She also informed that a copy of the same latter has been posted to CISF officers in Delhi.

“The case will be perused by Sudha Sundaraman, secretary AIDWA, Delhi and Mariam Dhawle, State president, AIDWA Mumbai. We won’t let him escape. He will have to pay the price,” said Garg.