1. Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Section 6 - If the dowry amount or articles of married woman was placed in the custody of his husband or in-laws, they would be deemed to be trustees of the same - The person receiving dowry articles or the person who is dominion over the same, as per Section 6 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, is bound to return the same within three months after the date of marriage to the woman in connection with whose marriage it is given - If he does not do so, he will be guilty of a dowry offence under this Section - Section further lays down that even after his conviction he must return the dowry to the woman within the time stipulated in the order - Giving of dowry and the traditional presents at or about the time of wedding does not in any way raise a presumption that such a property was thereby entrusted and put under the dominion of the parents-in-law of the bride or other close relations so as to attract ingredients of Section 6 of the Dowry Prohibition Act - After marriage, SR and Husband were living in Bangalore at their matrimonial house - In respect of stridhana articles given to the bride, one has to take into consideration the common practice that these articles are sent along with the bride to her matrimonial house - It is a matter of common knowledge that these articles are kept by the woman in connection with whose marriage it was given and used by her in her matrimonial house when the appellants have been residing separately, it cannot be said that the dowry was given to them and that they were duty bound to return the same to SR. (2016)3 PLRSC 88
  2. Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 (28 of 1961) Section 6 - If the dowry amount or articles of married woman was placed in the custody of his husband or in-laws, they would be deemed to be trustees of the same - The person receiving dowry articles or the person who is dominion over the same, as per Section 6 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, is bound to return the same within three months after the date of marriage to the woman in connection with whose marriage it is given - If he does not do so, he will be guilty of a dowry offence - Even after his conviction he must return the dowry to the woman within the time stipulated in the order - Giving of dowry and the traditional presents at or about the time of wedding does not in any way raise a presumption that such a property was thereby entrusted and put under the dominion of the parents-in-law of the bride or other close relations so as to attract ingredients of Section 6 of the Dowry Prohibition Act - Given to the bride, one has to take into consideration the common practice that these articles are sent along with the bride to her matrimonial house . (181) PLR (S.C.)