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Father and son arrested for allegedly demanding dowry


Thane: A father and son from Ambernath in Thane district who allegedly demanded a sum of Rs 5 crore as dowry from a girl were arrested last night by the Thane police, official sources said here today.

Senior police inspector Vishwas Valvi of the Shivaji Nagar police station told that the boy and the girl in question were in love with each other and their marriage was fixed for December 16.

After their engagement ceremony, the family members of the boy including his father and mother as well as the boy himself, allegedly demanded Rs 5 crore.

When the girl’s family expressed their inability to pay such a large sum, they had to call off the marriage though invitations had already been sent out to friends and relatives, the police complaint stated.

The identified the boy as Sahil Joglekar (30) and his father as Rajendra Joglekar (50).

The father and son have been charged under Section 417, Section 420 and Section 500 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Section 4 of the Prevention of Dowry Act, the police officer said.

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