NIFT Assistant professor booked under Dowry Act
A faculty member of the National institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Kangra was booked by Gurgaon police under section 498A and 506 IPC on the complaint of his wife Pampa Jaiswal for being allegedly tortured by her husband and by her in laws for dowry and had even threatened to kill her and her one and half year old daughter.
Pampa Jaiswal, resident of sector 17 C Gurgoan alleged in her complaint with the police that she had been tortured by Niraj Jaiswal her husband, Dina Nath Prasad and Vidiaya Devi father-in-law and mother-in-law for dowry and the family was unhappy with her for giving birth to a girl child too.
She in her complaint said that her husband had his second marriage with her and when posted here at Kangra had allegedly developed relations with a woman faculty member of NIFT Kangra. Her name also figures in the FIR.
She alleged that she reported the matter to Kangra police regarding the violence was facing from her husband when she was staying at Kangra. However, after getting lukewarm response from the police here she decided to lodge an FIR with Gurgoan police where she was permanently residing with her two and half year old daughter.
Pampa, a teacher in a reputed Gurgoan School was married to Niraj Jaiswal on June 24, 2011 when he had a small business and later got a job of Assistant professor in NIFT Kangra in September 2012. She in her complaint alleged that situation started deteriorating when he got the government job and aggravated further after she delivered a baby girl.
Inspector Brijender Singh Station House Officer Gurgaon Sector 17-18 police station when contacted confirmed that Pampa Jaiswal had lodged a complaint and a case under section 498 A and 506 IPC was registered against Niraj Jaiswal and others and investigation was in progress. He said that law will take its own course and action would be taken against accused after the investigation was completed.
He, however, said that police was yet to call the accused mentioned in the FIR for investigation. He said that the FIR was registered on May 1, 2014 under No. 118.
Kangra Sub Divisional Police Officer Ashok Kumar confirmed that Pampa Jaiswal had reported the matter of domestic violence to the police here and police had called them for counselling. He said that he was not aware about the development in the complaint lodged by her with Kangra police.
Prof S Bala Sidartha Director NIFT Kangra said that Niraj Jaiswal was working as one of the faculty members of NIFT and added that as it was a family issue so he was not aware about any development in this connection.
(Posted on 19-05-2014)