[Breaking] Dowry can be demanded at any time, says Supreme Court

A bench of M.Y. Eqbal and P.C. Ghose JJ. of the Supreme Court of India, while upholding the life term of the appellant, said that, dowry can be demanded at any time, and it is not necessarily before marriage. It was a case were the appellant was sentenced for life term for poisoning and burning his wife to death.

Appellant pleaded before the Honourable Supreme Court that, he has not demanded any dowry. However, court did not agree to his contention. Supreme Court rejected the plea of the appellant and his family members with a note that, there was no missing link in the circumstantial evidence brought by the prosecution to justify their plea.