RAJAT ARORA AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND AND OTHERS
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Rajat Arora And Others
State of Uttarakhand and others
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(1.) Heard Mr. Lok Pal Singh, Advocate, present for the
petitioners and Mr. B.S. Parihar, Brief Holder present for
the State of Uttarakhand / respondent nos. 1 and 2.
(2.) Issue notice to respondent no. 3 to be returnable at
an early date.
(3.) Petitioner no. 1 and respondent no. 3 took their
nuptial vows on 6.5.2011. After the marriage, respondent
no. 3 started complaining that the house of petitioner no.
1 is too small to match her expectations and showed her
unwillingness to live with the parents of petitioner no. 1.
It is submitted that respondent no. 3 and her parents
claimed that petitioner no. 1 has some mental disorder
and tried to even get him declared mentally unwell. Since
respondent no. 3 was not interested in living with her
husband (petitioner no. 1), the parents of respondent no.
3 placed a proposal for separation. Consequently both
the parties mutually signed a memorandum of
understanding on 10.8.2011. As per the memorandum, a
bank demand draft (No.937500) dated 9.8.2011
amounting to Rs.5,00,000/- was prepared by the
petitioners and was duly received by respondent no. 3.
This was the full and final amount, which the petitioners
had to pay to respondent no. 3, but after reaching
Dehradun, respondent no. 3 and her parents started 2
asking Rs.60-70 lacs, failing which, they said that they will
file criminal cases against the petitioners. A formal
criminal complaint of the same was lodged by petitioner
no. 1 with the Delhi Police on 3.10.2011. Respondent no.
3 lodged a first information report being Case Crime No.
28 of 2012 under Section 498-A IPC and 3/4 Dowry
Prohibition Act at P.S. Kotwali Dehradun, District
Dehradun, against the petitioners.;
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