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FIR against IFS officer for demanding dowry

india Updated: Dec 25, 2006 23:01 IST
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An FIR has been registered against an Indian Foreign Service officer for allegedly refusing to marry the girl he was engaged to after her family expressed inability to fork out dowry of Rs one crore.

Rachna Kumari, fiancee of IFS officer Amit Kumar Mishra registered an FIR with the Lehariasarai police station on Sunday.

Police sources said on Monday the FIR was registered after the National Commission for Women chairperson Girija Vyas wrote letters dated December 18 to superintendent of police KS Anupam and Rachna asking them to begin the process of prosecuting Mishra.

The FIR was lodged under various sections of IPC and Dowry Act against ten persons, including Mishra and his father Deochandra Mishra.

The matter came to light in 2004 when Rachna approached the NCW seeking action against Mishra for refusing to marry her after engagement following her family's failure to cough up a dowry of Rs one crore.

Following the complaint the superintendent of police of Darbhanga investigated the matter and submitted a report to the NCW.

The FIR was registered after the NCW found the charge prima facie true and asked the police to proceed in the matter.

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