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

RTI after 498a Charge Sheet

Dated: ---------


The Public Information Officer,

Name of the applicant:

Residence address:


Details of payment of filing fees: Initial fee of Rs. 10/- in the way of Postal Order of Rs 10/- bearing serial number “ ” has been enclosed along with the application as prescribed under Right to Information Act /Rules 2005. Undersigned is ready to pay processing fee (if any) required to furnish said information.

Information is related to: ------ Police Station

Reference : FIR No.----- of dated:--------- which was registered at ----- Police Station, ----- under section 498a, 323, 504,506 of IPC and 3/4 of D.P.Act

Particulars of information required under RTI Act 2005 are as fallows:

1. Kindly provide all documents and evidences collected from complainant Ms. (Wife Name) D/o Mr (FIL Name), R/o – Kanpur Road, Lucknow during the investigation / reinvestigation of the case pertaining to the FIR No.------ dated:------ which My wife , claims that her parents have given huge dowry in the marriage of there daughter worth Rupees ------Lacks (FIFTEEN LACKS RUPEES).

2. Kindly provide a copy of summons issued to complainant and her witnesses during investigation of the case pertaining to FIR.

3. Kindly provide the list of Streedhan list provided by complainant, is the said list a valid “Streedhan” List as per the Rule 2 of Dowry Prohibition Act.

4. If Stridhan list was not provided then any list of “Streedhan” submitted by the complainant Ms. Pooja Talwar during investigation of the case pertaining to FIR.

5. If the answer to the above question 3 is “Yes”, was the complainant ever asked to provide any evidence in support of the alleged Streedhan.

6. If the answer to the above question 5 is “Yes”, has the complainant provided any evidence of the alleged Streedhan in the last two years including the prolonged phase of further investigation demanded by the complainant.

7. If the answer of the above question 6 is “Yes”, please attach the evidence of the alleged “Streedhan” as provided by the complainant Ms. Pooja Talwar and / or by any of her family members.

8. If the answer to Question 3 is “Yes”, has the complainant been asked to produce valid bills of all items mentioned in the List?

9. In a similar case (Case No. CIC/WB/A/2009/000702) of Shri Vijay Kumar Naru Vs. Delhi Police, CWC, Nanakpura, the Information Commissioner of Central Information Commission has opined that the investigative officer is supposed to provide the information regarding valid bills of Streedhan claimed by the complainant. If the answer to question 8 is “Yes”, please attach a copy of the valid bill of each item mentioned in the list.

10. 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?

11. Supreme Court of India has also declared the misuse of 498A as legal terrorism, so whether concerned police officer and Station House Officer, asked the complainant or her family members to provide any Income Tax Returns, Flow of Money, Bank Statements, List of gift received from relatives along with there name and address (if any), Shop Bills of purchase & others pertaining to the items which she claims in the alleged “Streedhan” List?

12. Is Concerned Police Officer & Station House Officer at Krishna Nagar police station 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 to prevent the registration of such false complaint. Because false and fabricated complaints are increasing the burden on Police and Judiciary system.

13. If the answer to the above question 11 is “Yes”, please provide a copy of the said Income Tax Returns, Flow of Money, Bank Statements, List of gift received from relatives along with there name and address(if any), Shop Bills pertaining to the purchase of these items by the complainant and her family members.

14. Kindly provide details of the various provisions/actions taken by Station House Officer, 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 and decision of Central Information Commission under appeal no. CIC/WB/A/2007/00264 dated 02/03/2007 and under appeal no. CIC/WB/A/2007/00336 dated 02/03/2007 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 may be repeated.

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

I may be supplied information under proactive disclosure under section 4 (1) (b) of RTI Act.

If you feel that the requested information doesn’t come under your office, please follow the provisions of section 6 (3) of RTI Act 2005 and Kindly also intimate me through registered /speed post to whom you are forwarding / transferring my application as prescribes in RTI ACT 2005.

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 Public Information Officer u/s 5 (1) of RTI Act read with 5(4) and 5(5) of the RTI Act, 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 above, within 30days (thirty days). As prescribed under the Right of Information rule 2005.

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

Thanking You,
With Best Regards,

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