Dowry case: Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of IG, wife

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 17:27

Bhopal: A local court has rejected anticipatory bail application of Inspector General of Police Ajit Kumar Shrivastava and his wife in a dowry case filed by their daughter-in-law.
Additional District and Sessions court judge Shailendra Shukla rejected their application yesterday saying Shrivastava was a top police officer and at a time when investigations into the case were at a preliminary stage, a bail will not be appropriate.

According to prosecution, Shrivastava and his wife Manjulata sought anticipatory bail after a dowry case was registered against them by their daughter-in-law Namrata.

Namrata, who tied the knot with Shrivastava`s son Abhishek on April 18, 2008, had lodged a complaint against him, his parents and her sister-in-law Apurva in the Mahila Police Station here last month for demanding a dowry of Rs 30 lakh and harassing her when their demand was not fulfilled.

After investigating her complaint, a case was registered against the Shrivastavas.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 17:27

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