The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to quash a dowry harassment case filed against US-based Ajay Pardeshi and his family in Navi Mumbai.
“We cannot quash this FIR; this is not a fit case for quashing and a charge sheet too has been filed against you (accused),” the court observed.
According to an application filed by the Pardeshis, Ajay and Jaya, a Mulund resident, married on October 25, 2007. After the marriage, Ajay returned to the USA. He claimed he filed a visa application for Jaya.
Jaya alleged Ajay never started any process to take her to the USA and instead had entered in to a second marriage there.
In May 2008, Jaya lodged an FIR at Navghar police station, alleging that her in-laws were harassing her for dowry.
The police registered a case against Ajay, his mother Usha and uncle Satish. Since Ajay is in the US, he has been shown as absconding.