Woman Accused Of Misusing Section 498A To Extort Money From Husband After Divorce

A woman along with her father have been booked under the charges of cheating, forgery, criminal intimidation and other for presenting bogus bills of around 55 Lacs under false dowry harassment case. Woman-father duo plotted against the woman’s husband who they tried to extort money from.


Newspaper Clip : June 19, 2016 – Hindustan – New Delhi Edition

Newspaper Clip : June 19, 2016 – Hindustan – New Delhi Edition

The duo has got trapped in their own web of lies created to extort money from the husband and his family.



According to the news reports, Neha (name changed) who is a resident of Haryana got married in February 2013 to Rahul (name changed). Things were not fine between them following which they got separated and filed for divorce. To the worse, Neha using the ‘girl card’ filed a fake dowry and rape case on her husband and his family members to extort money from them in 2014. Neha’s father claimed in the complaint that he spent around 55-60 Lacs on his daughter’s wedding for which he submitted forged bills as evidence to the police and wanted them to return the money.


Apparently, Neha’s father-in-law asked the police and court to verify the bills and check it’s authenticity. After further investigation, it was found that 80 percent of the bills submitted were falsely made without purchasing anything. Also, the bills were made after Neha filed a false against them under IPC 498A.




The whole case backfired on the father-daughter duo after investigation and Rohan and his family filed criminal cases against them. They applied for bail plea but the session court has rejected it looking at the gravity of the case. Till now, no arrests have been made and the case is in the court for further preceding’s.


The Sections 498Aof the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is judicial provisions designed to safeguard the interests of married women in India. But some vengeful daughter-in-laws and woman are misusing the law either to extort money or maligning the reputation their in-laws,






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