This Article is From Mar 18, 2013

Probationary officer accuses bureaucrat husband of dowry harassment

Valsad: An Indian Police Service officer has lodged a complaint of dowry harassment against her husband, an assistant collector in Behror tehsil of Alwar district, Rajasthan, police said in Valsad.

The complaint was filed yesterday.

"Saroj Kumari, a probationary IPS officer serving as Additional Superintendent of Police in Valsad has registered a complaint against her husband Narsingh Hazarilal, posted as assistant collector in Behror," a police officer said today.

Narsingh is a Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officer. Saroj Kumari alleged that he had threatened her over the phone, asking her to quit her job, besides demanding Rs 10 lakh and an Innova car in dowry.

She also says in the complaint that he assaulted her on some occasions.

A case has been registered under sections 498 (A) (dowry harassment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.