Not to afraid, be bold to speak the truth, because these cases filled with False Information
1. Once dowry complaint to CAW cell is registered, it’s their bound job to inform you through letter and call for mediation. Never accept mediation request through phone, ask for letter.
2. After receiving a letter try to carry a recording device with you and attend the mediation without fail.
3. During mediation defend yourself with cool and calm mind without fear. Never be aggressive at any cost.
4. Ask for the certified copy of the complaint letter and copy of mediation records. Most of the complaints later convert to FIR.
5. After 498A FIR which is non-bailable criminal offence (however, you will get bail), do not try to contact the OP as it may affect your bail.
6. Never go to OP place at any cost as they take it as an advantage and try to add other sections viz: 323, 324, 307 as well.
7. Try to record every conversation you may have with CAW cell, police, OP, or with OP lawyer without their consent.
8. Never ever disclose your evidences no matter what so ever the reason is to anyone (including police, IO and your own lawyer).
9. Save all the recordings, evidences in a safe place with duplicate copies
10. Make a firm stand in CAW cell or with OP or with police that neither you nor your parents/relatives have ever took or demanded or harassed for dowry and it’s a false complaint. (make sure you have recording of this).
11. Most Importantly don’t be in a hurry to file a counter case which can strengthen their false case until unless you have a strong ground.
12 If they try to threaten you report it to SP with your voice recording.
13 Always Say you want your wife back. never say you want divorce.
CAW- Crime against Women
OP- Opposite party
IO- Investigation Officer