Hon’ble High Court of Madras has rightly held that,
From Para 10,
D.Gowthaman Babu Vs State By on 2 January, 2018
Admittedly in the case on hand, the 1st respondent police failed to refer the matter to the concerned District Social Welfare Officer and get a report as to whether any dowry harassment is made by the petitioners. In the absence of the adherence to such Mandatory procedures, offences of Section 4 and 6 of Dowry Prohibition Act cannot be imputed.