Can my wife or her family file a false 498a (dowry) case against me? What are the indications that a wife or her family can file 498a?
A. There are some indicators which are listed at: http://www.geocities.com/gorky_maksim/pages/assessrisk.htm Q. Neither I nor any of my relatives demanded or have taken any dowry. Can she still file 498a? A. Yes. Any Indian wife and her relative can file 498a on her husband, his parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, wives of brothers, and other relatives. 498a (dowry harassment case) leads to arrest without any verification or investigation. Q. I have given a huge amount, say Rs. 5 lacs, to my wife or her parents by cheque. Can she still file 498a? A. Yes. No investigation is done before 498a is filed and arrest warrants are issued without investigation. Q. My parents never stayed with us. Can she still file 498a against them? A. Yes. Q. My wife or her family is threatening to file 498a and they are very abusive. What should I do? A. Safeguard yourself, your parents and your relatives. 1) Be very polite in all circumstances. Record all conversations (voice,