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Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal accused in Dowry Harassment, Is this Thappad Effect?

Representational Image : Sachin Bansal, source The Economic Times
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Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s wife Priya Bansal accused him for Dowry Harassment. Priya has filed a police complaint at Koramangala, Bangalore accusing her husband and three family members.

Livemint reported that, the FIR was registered at Koramangala police station in Bengaluru on 28 February. It is also reported that Sachin Bansal has applied for bail as the sections of Dowry Harassment are no-cognigible.

Sachin, a successful entrepreneur while Priya, a dentist by profession, tied the knot in year 2008. Priya in her complaint, has alleged that her father spent INR 50L in the wedding and INR 10L in cash given to Sachin Bansal for buying a car. In her complaint, she has put allegations against husband Sachin Bansal, his parents Kiran Bansal and Satprakash Bansal, and brother Nitin Bansal.

Post wedding, it was decided that it I will stay with my husband. Before the wedding, in-laws visited my home and asked for more dowry. My husband and in-laws have been giving me mental and physical torture since the wedding for dowry. When my sister (name withheld) was in Delhi, Sachin had sexually assaulted her. Sachin had tried to transfer all properties in my name to his name and when I refused, Sachin had physically assaulted me on 20 October 2019. I have been tortured mentally and physically by in-laws for dowry,” Priya Bansal alleged in the FIR, livemint published.

Bansal brothers started e-commerce platform namely Flipcart in October 2007. Bansal Brothers were at 2057th rank in year 2019 Forbes list with a net worth of $1 billion each.

Referring the Thappad movie, it is completely ignored that, the lead character Ammu hit and violent against her husband multiple times but how the husband slapped a #PapaKiPari was concern in the movie and the story was moving around the Thappad by husband. Coming back to Bansal, question arises that “why a energetic billionaire will harass his wife just for a small amount.”

The fact about Dowry Harassment cases that, once Supreme Court termed Indian Penal Court (IPC) Section 498A a legal terrorism. Later the apex court issued a guideline where CrPC sec 41A was enforced to stop the misuse of the process of law and to stop immediate arrest of husband and family in dowry harassment cases. In a report of National Crime Records Bureau for year 2016, it says acquittal of accused in “crime against women by husband and his family” is almost 78 percent.

The other important fact with Dowry Harassment cases that, the marriage expenditures and gifts are not a crime under IPC Sec 498A.

Our team is trying to get connected with Mr Bansal to bring out his version. Our Nation has an global identity for having strong family system, but we should not undermine the misuse of the process of the law, which results in broken family.

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