Buy house for wife or go behind bars: HC to man


Prime VIP
New Delhi, June 25: The Delhi High Court has asked a man to purchase a house for his wife to live separately from her in-laws or be ready to go behind bars for not fulfilling a condition arrived at during mediation in the trial court.

Justice S N Dhingra asked the woman, who had filed a criminal complaint related to dowry harassment against her husband and in-laws, to find out a house, available at Rs 18 lakh, which would be bought by her husband.

The court, meanwhile, granted protection to the man by restraining the police from arresting him for 30 days -- a period during which he would buy the house and start living with the woman.

"The applicant be not arrested for 30 days.”