Interesting Stats On Arrests Of Women (Mother & Sister)

In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB

Monday, May 17, 2010


Reference No:

Through Speed Post

Date: ___________

The Public Information Officer
Office of Senior Superintendent of Police,

Subject: Request for information required under section 6 of RTI Act 2005

Reference: My complaint under reference no Ref No:---------, dated------- sent through speed post no.---------- (photocopy enclosed as Annexure -A along with its enclosures) for registration of case against Ms.(Wife Name), Mr (FIL Name),Mrs (MIL Name) Mr (BIL Name) & Ms(SIL Name), and accomplices under section 3 of dowry prohibition act, 1961.

Dear Sir / Madam,

I humbly request you to furnish me the following information under the RTI Act 2005.

A. Action taken report by your department in compliance with my complaint.

B. Daily progress made on my complaint till date of your reply.

C. Names, designations and office addresses of the officials with whom my application was lying during this period and date wise period with each official and action taken by him/her.

D. Please give evidence of receipt and dispatch of my application in the offices of each of these officials.

E. Please inform me, according to your department rules, number of days in which such a matter should have been dealt with and resolved. Please also provide a copy of these rules.

F. If the officials have not adhered to the time limit mentioned in rules and are guilty of violating these rules please give a copy of their conduct rules and details of action taken by your department against erring officials.

G. In case no action has been initiated for dereliction of duties against erring officials, the reasons are made known to me.

H. Please let me know when I am likely to receive copy of FIR against my complaint.

I. Action taken report against the concerned authority if the FIR is not done till date. Since as per Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in W.P.Crl.No. 1266 of 2007 dated 10,Oct2007- stating disciplinary action against Police officials for refusal of FIR where cognizable offence is reported.(Attached as Annexure B) & Copy of circular of Director General of Police-Uttar Pradesh in DGP Office reference no:18/2008 dated:7th Feb,2008 that First Information Report – Registration of complaint disclosing cognizable offence is Mandatory (Attached as Annexure C)

J. Whether the related police officials who deal with marital disputes, crime against women and dowry related cases are aware that giving dowry is a cognizable offence under section 3 of dowry prohibition act, 1961 and there’s a penalty of imprisonment up to 5 years for giving dowry or abetting the giving of dowry.

K. Whether the related police officials who deal with marital disputes and dowry related cases are aware of Rule 2 of the Dowry Prohibition (Maintenance of List of Presents to the Bride and Bridegroom) Rules, 1985. If the answer is yes, then are they complying the provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Rules, 1985 while accepting complaints from women?

L. Whether the related police officials who deal with marital disputes and dowry related cases is aware of the High Court Judgment in respect of CRL.M.C.7262/2006 dated 23-02-2007.

M. Supreme Court of India has also declared the misuse of 498A as legal terrorism, so whether concerned police officer and Station House Officer, Krishna Nagar, Kanpur Road, Lucknow are considering the Income Tax Return, Bank Statements, Flow of Money, Bills of purchase of dowry items, of bride and her family who claims for huge expenses before accepting the complaints of women.

N. Concerned Police Officer & Station House Officer Krishna Nagar,Kanpur Road, Lucknow is responsible for case recommendations on the preliminary stage for filing of FIR on the martial disputes, therefore what are the actions and measures available at the Station House Officer Krishna Nagar,Kanpur Road, Lucknow to prevent the registration of such false complaint. Because false and fabricated complaints are increasing the burden on Police and Judiciary system.

O. Kindly provide details of the various provisions/actions taken by SHO, Krishna Nagar, Kanpur Road, Lucknow if the list of Stridhan submitted by brides accepted due to failure /negligence of compliance of any Act/Judgments mentioned above. The information sought by the undersigned falls within the ambit of RTI Act and the information is existing therein. It is further requested that the High Court Judgment WP{C} No. 3114/2007 dated 19-11-2007 (Annexure D) and decision of Central Information Commission under appeal no. CIC/WB/A/2007/00264 dated 02/03/2007 (Annexure E) and under appeal no. CIC/WB/A/2007/00336 dated 02/03/2007 (Annexure F) may please be considered before invoking the provisions of Section 8 of RTI Act 2005.

Kindly provide information to each point separately. No clubbing of points even if information is repeated.

Kindly provide me the name & designation of the officer who is providing this information as there is every apprehension that the information being provided to me will not be relevant and will be misleading.

Initial fee of Rs. 10/- in the way of Postal Order of Rs 10/- bearing serial number ‘_____________’ has been enclosed with application as prescribed under Right to Information Rules 2005.

Further it is requested that the applicant (a citizen of India) would like to receive the above said information by post on the address mentioned below, within 30days(thirty days). As prescribed under the Right of Information ACT.

It is submitted that the above information sought does not fall within the exemptions U/S 8 of RTI Act, 2005 and to the best of my knowledge it pertains to your esteemed office in your statutory capacity as PIO u/s 5 (1) of RTI Act read with 5(4) and 5(5) of the RTI Act, 2005.

Please rush the information to me by speed/registered post.

Undersigned is ready to pay processing fee (if any) required to furnish above said information.
Your early reply will be appreciated.

Thanking You,
With Best Regards,

Your Name
Your Address


Enclosed : As above Annexure A to Annexure F

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