Legal Section of the Day – Section 4 Dowry Prohibition Act

Section of the day 4 Dowry Prohibition Act

Section 4 Dowry Prohibition Act: Penalty for demanding dowry—

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.