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Two judges arrested in dowry case

A father-son duo, both judges in Andhra Pradesh, was arrested and remanded to judicial custody by a local court in connection with a dowry harassment case.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2009 23:05 IST

A father-son duo, both judges in Andhra Pradesh, was arrested and remanded to judicial custody by a local court in connection with a dowry harassment case.

T Kiran Kumar, a junior civil judge at Anantapur and his father T Narasimha Rao, a district judge at Mahaboobnagar were arrested on charges of dowry harassment levelled by T Shashikala, wife of Kiran Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (detective department) RS Praveen Kumar said on Saturday.

The duo, along with the mother of Kiran Kumar, was arrested on Friday and produced before the 13th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Nampally criminal court which remanded them to 14 days' judicial custody.

Shashikala, who was married to Kiran Kumar in 2005, had lodged a complaint of dowry harassment at the women police station in Central Crime Station (CCS) following which Kiran Kumar was placed under suspension, police said.

In her complaint, she charged that her husband and in-laws allegedly began harassing her for additional dowry two years after marriage.