UP: Triple talaq and dowry demand results in jailing man

A 23-year-old man from Gautam Buddh Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Monday on allegations of dowry and divorce demands from his wife using the now-banned practice of ‘triple talaq’, the court said. police.

An FIR was filed against Shamsher from Usmanpur village in Dankaur region at Jarcha police station on June 10 based on a complaint by his wife Shanu, they said.

The woman claimed to have been harassed and assaulted for dowry by her husband and in-laws. The couple married in June 2020.

”A case has been filed against the accused Shamsher for demanding dowry, abusing, beating and threatening to kill his wife. Shamsher also divorced his wife by pronouncing the triple talaq. He was arrested today (Monday) from Holdoni bend in Greater Noida,’ a police spokesman said.

The woman claimed she was assaulted in April and divorced on May 19. She has lived with her parents in Jarcha since the divorce, officials said.

She alleged in her complaint that her in-laws and her husband were demanding money and a motorbike.

Regarding a delay in the arrest of the accused, the head of the Jarcha police station, Shripal, said: “After the filing of the FIR on June 10, the two parties undertook mediation in an attempt to reconcile. Police took action after mediation talks broke down. Besides Shamsher, his mother, three sisters and a sister-in-law have been named as defendants in the case, according to the FIR.

The FIR was filed under the provisions of the Prohibition of Dowry Act 1961 and the Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Act 2019, and Sections 323 of the IPC (injure), 504 (insult), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 498A. (harassment of women).

The Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Act 2019 thrice declares instant divorce granted by pronouncement of talaq as void and unlawful.

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