Archive for November 11, 2010

Times of India coverage of NFHS press conference regarding DGP circular on 498A arrest guidelines


DGP blows whistle on dowry cases
Bangalore: DGP Ajai Kumar Singh has issued a circular to all police stations to be cautious while dealing with dowry harassment cases.
   The police chief said: “Based on the study of complaints of 498, 498a IPC and Dowry Prohibition Act, some cases registered against the husband and… relatives are found making false allegations.” The circular stated that as per Supreme Court orders, police have the power to arrest the accused under CrPC 41. But they have to collect ample proof as evidence before making the arrests.
   It stressed on the necessity to protect rights of the innocent. Hence, “the investigation report should be reviewed by the corresponding superintendent of police/ deputy commissioner of police”, and with their permission arrest the accused.


The National Family Harmony Society (NFHS) on Wednesday said it will monitor all the police stations in Karnataka over the next few months. “We will initiate contempt cases against those who are not following guidelines,” P Suresh, NFHS president, said.

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