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Dowry case goes to Lokayukta court



BANGALORE: Raghu, a resident of Basaveshwaranagar, on Saturday filed a complaint before the Special Lokayukta court against his wife, three police personnel, an employee of the postal department and theKarnataka Badminton Association secretary.

Raghu lodged the complaint against his wife Sonali Suresh Halkari; then High Grounds police station sub-inspector Lakshmi Devi (now atAshok Nagar police station), then Basaveshwaranagar police station SI Hemant Kumar (now at Bharathinagar police station),head constable of Basaveshwaranagar police station K Narayan, Karnataka Badminton Association (KBA) secretary N C Sudhir, and assistant sub-postmaster of Basaveshwaranagar post office D C Venkatesh.

The complainant has stated that he married Sonali in 2009 and after living with him for 22 days and taking money from him, she filed a false case at the Basaveshwaranagar police station, accusing him of dowry harassment. He also stated that another case of threat was registered against him at the High Grounds police station.

The complainant alleged that his wife, along with Sudhir, bribed officials to file the cases and a chargesheet against him. He has stated that High Grounds police had taken Rs 75,000 as bribe and Basaveshwaranagar police had taken Rs 72,000 from the accused to harass and fix him.

The judge reserved orders on whether to admit or reject the case, for November 8.

KBA secretary Sudhir said: “Raghu is one of KBA’s life members who was first suspended in May 2008 for misconduct and violation of rules. He was again suspended on March 7, 2009. I neither have an idea about the dowry harassment allegations against him, nor do I know his wife. I deny all charges against me. Why should I get involved in his domestic problems?”

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