What is a case of False Dowry Articles in Pakistan?
Fake Dowry cases are submitted by the wife to recover non-existing articles of Dowery Jehz and Haq Mehr in Pakistan, against the husband and/or his family.
What is in fact Dowry Fraud is often referred as; Fake Dowry
cases are known as false jehz and false dowry cases, wrong dowry articles wrong
jehz case, phantom jehz and phantom dowry articles. In this article, we intend
to clarify the effective steps in recovering from such a case where the victim
is on the receiving end of such a legal matter.
How does a Fake Dowry case happen?
A Fake Dowry Case is when a case is filed against the
husband (usually in a Divorce Legal Proceedings in Pakistan) for dowery and
jehz which either doesn’t exist, was already the husbands, or was taken back by
the wife (or her family) when she left and claims that the husband still has
It is a form of Malicious Prosecution in Pakistan where a woman (or her family) file a case against the Husband to Recovery her Bridal Gift and possessions from the Groom/Husband (usually used in Divorce Proceedings).
Why are Fake Dowry Cases so common in Pakistan?
Unfortunately, Divorce in Pakistan and Child Custody in Pakistan are not the most pleasant of affairs. It is common in most Weddings in Pakistan that “Nuptial Gifts” are exchanged between the spouses.
When the marriage is over, the females are usually deprived of their goods, as (in the majority of cases) they are the ones leaving the marital home.
The Courts had made a special provision to ensure that females (who were genuinely deprived of their possessions) had a mechanism to recover their goods back. This meant that the avenue to abuse this process was opened as well.
What are common Claims in these kinds of cases?
Using this same avenue, spiteful ex’s can claim false, fake, frivolous items and articles (either in the form of gifts, goods or cash).
Furniture, Expensive Designer Clothing, Electronics, Mobile Phones, Cash, Telephone Balance Cards, may all be claimed as fraudulent jehz, and are just a few items.
Character assassination also becomes a part of such proceedings, which can be pursued separately for defamation.
How to defend a case of Fake Dowry
The first step of the matter is when the woman’s side (who
would the Plaintiff and Complainant) submits a case with a written application.
Each word, in every sentence, and in every paragraph needs to be scrutinized.
The husband (who would be the Respondent and Defendant) would, ideally through
legal counsel, respond to every matter based on merits.
When submitting your own statement, ensure that your
statement is fully factual, and include evidence such as screenshots, witness
statements, call records, details of the driver/companies used for delivery of
goods etc. As stated earlier, each case has its own set of circumstance and
facts, so feel free to contact us to discuss your matter.
What are the common grounds to argue?
The best thing to do in this instance is to calmly look into the matter and body of the pleadings in detail. This is where our legal team of experts can assist you with your matter, but some common remedies are as follows:-
Do the items even exist?
If they didn’t, then a request for their receipts can be made and be relied upon, if the case is fought properly.
Where the items even theirs?
Sometimes the opposing party can claim items that were actually yours to be their own! in this instance, evidence in the form of witness submissions and receipts may be produced and brought to the attention of the court.
Have they already received their items?
In some cases, the bride has usually taken her stuff with her (or the husband has delivered it) and the claim is made that the goods were not sent. In these circumstances, evidence of calls to and from the driver, or even the statement of the delivery driver, is usually beneficial.
Could they afford to give such items as gifts?
In some cases, the defence (the husbands) family argue whether the woman (or her family) could even afford to give such gifts. In this instance, the occupation of the family, as well as their house, can be brought up in question.
Are there any witnesses?
When gifts are given or received, witnesses would more than likely be present. In such instances, witnesses can be called to either confirm or deny the exchange of such gifts.
Again, these are just some of the common hurdles and how to overcome them. Each case is fought based on its own merit, so feel free to contact us for free advice on your matter.
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