THE DIRECTOR General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Mumbai, has assured the All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) of disciplinary action against a sub-inspector in a case of dowry registered against him in Lucknow.
The assurance has been given in reply to a letter that the AIDWA had earlier written to the Director General requesting disciplinary action against sub-inspector Rajeev Singh in the case.
About three months back the groom’s side refused to marry their son until the bride’s side gave the desired amount as dowry.
Since the bride’s side expressed its inability to meet the demand the wedding scheduled on June 7, 2006 never took place, as the groom’s side did not turn up on the day.
Rajeev Singh is posted as a sub inspector at the Central Industrial Security Force, Mumbai, and the girl belonged to Muzzaffarpur, Bihar.
The CISF in its letter to the AIDWA has asked for more details about the case and the address of the bride’s brother Nalini Ranjan.
The letter written by the AIDWA said that the bride’s side had already given an amount of Rs 4 lakh to the groom’s side against their demand for Rs 8.5 lakh as dowry.
The letter also said that the girl was in a critical condition and suffering from depression.
Reacting to the CISF Director General response Madhu Garg from AIDWA, Lucknow said, “We are glad that CISF has taken an initiative and has thought of taking some action against Rajeev. This would definitely send right signals to the society. He is a government employee and he should not have committed such a crime.”