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Legal Shorts: SC:Why presumption of dowry death – S. 304-B IPC, 1860.

Introduced to strengthen the prosecution case by enabling the court to raise the presumption if certain basic facts are established and that death has taken place within seven years of marriage since cruelty and harassment on a married woman and demand of dowry are generally committed within the four walls of residential houses and in secrecy, thereby making it difficult to get direct evidence – Evidence Act, 1872, S. 113-B (Para 9).

Case:
Jagdish Vs. State of Uttaranchal

Citation:
(2015) 2 SCC 252.

Bench Strength – 3
Coram: T. S. Thakur, A. K. Goel and R. Banumathi, JJ.
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ADV. MAHESH VASWANI,
MUMBAI.
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