If any person demands directly or indirectly, from the parents or other relatives or guardian of a bride or bridegroom as the case may be, any dowry, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees: Provided that the Court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than six months.
Where a person convicted under sub-section (2) for failure to transfer any property as required by sub-section (1)or sub-section (3) has not, before his conviction under that sub-section, transferred such property to the women entitled thereto or, as the case may be, her heirs, parents or children, the Court shall, in addition to awarding punishment under that sub-section, direct, by order in writing, that such person shall transfer the property to such woman, or as the case may be, her heirs, parents or children within such period as may be specified in the order, and if such person fails to comply with the direction within the period so specified, an amount equal to the value of the property may be recovered from him as if it were a fine imposed by such Court and paid to such woman, as the case may be, her heirs, parents or children.
You gave me the courage to stand up for myself and my son. I said things I never would have said without you there, and when I didn’t know what to say, you stepped in. What a world of difference. I’ve never had an IEP meeting go so well and where so much got accomplished. Thank you.
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Your expertise was critical in resolving a serious dispute with our school district. It will be great to enjoy the summer knowing that our son will be in good hands this Fall. Thank you for your guidance! You helped us more than you can imagine. We're planning on calling you for every IEP meeting in the future.