4. Penalty for the request for dowry. If, directly or indirectly, a person requests a dowry from the parents or guardians of a bride or groom or other person, he or she shall be liable to imprisonment for up to one year and a fine of up to five thousand rupees. [H.P. Act 25 of 1976, section 3 (w.e.f. 24-6-1976).] Crimes that are not recognizable, that cannot be bonded and that cannot be confused. 8. offences which are not identifiable, which cannot be guaranteed and which are not cumulative. Any offense under this law is not recognizable, bondable and incompretable, amending law 63 of 1984 – Explanation of goals and reasons.-The evil of the dowry system was of serious importance to everyone, given its ever-increasing and disturbing dimensions.
The Committee had considered the whole issue at length, and its deliberations had helped, inter alia, to draw public attention and raise public awareness of the scourge. 5. Section 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, which deals with the penalty of demanding dowry, should be amended in order to strengthen the penalty under that Act along the lines recommended by the Joint Commission. 4. The Court may order that any fine imposed for infringement of Article 3(f) or part thereof, which the Court considers appropriate, shall be paid to the wife. Haryana Act 38 of 1976, section 2 (w.e.f. 11-8-1976). (a) give or receive or promote the gift or acceptance of dowry; 6. Dowry for the benefit of his wife or heirs. 1.
Where a dowry is received by a person other than the woman in a relationship with whom it is contracted, that person shall entrust it to the woman (a) if the dowry was obtained before the marriage, within one year from the date of marriage; or (b) if the dowry was received at the time of or after the marriage within one year after the marriage; or (C) if the dowry was received when the woman was a minor, within one year of reaching the age of eighteen; and until such transmission, they arrest them in trust for the benefit of the woman.. . . .