Dowry Harassment: Mother-in-law of woman arrested, three at large

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 12, 2014 20:46 IST

Following the protest of Delhi-based newlywed woman Harjinder Kaur, the Sarabha Nagar police arrested her mother-in-law, Harjeet Kaur, on late Sunday night.

The accused was on Monday produced before the court that sent her to women jail on judicial remand. Earlier, Harjeet applied for the bail before the court, but her plea was turned down.

Harjinder, complainant in the case, stated that she was unaware about procedures of the court, so she had not hired an advocate, and appeared before the court herself to oppose her mother-in-law's bail application.

Harjinder said following her protest, the police initiated action against her in-laws who had been harassing her for dowry and had thrown her out of the house on Friday.

She said the police officials had assured her of soon arresting rest of the accused, including her husband, NRI Gurmeet Singh Manchanda, father-in-law Tarlok Singh Manchanda and sister-in-law Jaspreet Kaur.

She added that she would reopen the dowry harassment case that was registered against her in-laws at Paschim Vihar police station in Delhi.

It is pertinent to mention that Harjinder was allegedly thrown out of the house by her in-laws at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar on Friday. Adding to her woes, the police did not respond to her calls for help throughout the night, she has alleged.

When the police did not arrest any of the accused, she, along with her parents, had staged a protest outside the deputy commissioner's office on Sunday, following which the police swung into action.

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