5 years imprisonment for false case over dowry
5 years imprisonment for false case over dowry. The cabinet has approved a draft law keeping provision for imprisonment and fines for filing false case over dowry.
The draft of ‘The Dowry Prohibition Law-2018’ was approved in the cabinet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office today.
There was no scope for jail or fine in the existing law for filing false case over dowry.
Shafiul Alam said, the government formulated The Dowry Prohibition Ordinance in 1980. Amendments were made in the ordinance in 1982, 1984 1nd 1986. To make the ordinance up to date the new law is being formulated.
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Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told the newsmen at the secretariat that a new provision was added in the draft law. The punishment for filing any false case will be maximum five years’ imprison or maximum 50 thousand taka as fine or both.
A little change has been made in the earlier provisions. The punishment was kept as like the previous but amount of fine was increased.In the previous ordinance the punishment for claiming, giving and receiving dowry was one to five years jail or fine.
The punishment was kept like the previous in the proposed law but fine was fixed up to 50 thousand taka. Jail or fine or both will be applicable.