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MLA and his son booked under dowry harassment

Maharashtra, June 06: Independent MLA from Belagavi South and senior leader of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, Sambhaji L. Patil and his son Sagar are facing a charge of dowry harassment with Mr. Sagar’s wife lodging a complaint with the Women Police Station here on Saturday.

Mr. Sagar’s wife, Sheetal (34), has lodged the complaint against her husband, her father-in-law (Mr. Sambhaji), her mother-in-law Ujwala S. Patil, besides seven others, including her sister-in-law and her husband.

She has alleged that Mr. Sagar and her parents, brother and sister in-laws had subjected her to physical and psychological torture by demanding Rs. 50 lakh for long.

Women Police Station officials said that cases have been registered under Sections 498, 504, 494/149 of Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, based on the complaint.

The police said that Ms. Sheetal, a native of Pandharpur, married Mr. Sagar on May 30, 2011 but had had no children from him.