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HC refuses to quash dowry case against US-based man

mumbai Updated: Jan 28, 2010 00:43 IST
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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.