• Demand draft or cheque before sagai ceremony

If girl family or girls mama ask my father to make demand draft or cheque of RS 8 lakh before marriage and they will show this dd or cheque just to highlight that girl father has given car to me , then it will create problem for us in future legally ??? We have not demand dowry from them , they are demanding us to make dd or cheque from our account to make bride father side strong is this right ??
Asked 1 year ago in Family Law from Delhi, Delhi
Religion: Hindu


I do not see any strength in making such arrangement.

What is the point of giving cheque/ DD if they will not encash the same?


Anilesh Tewari
Advocate, New Delhi
17614 Answers
288 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

This is absolutely incorrrect on their part to make such demands just to show that they are giving you something which they are actually not.

They can definitely try to use this against you in future, but since the amount would be paid from your father's account it would have no value in any Court. I would still totally advise you against it.

Siddharth Jain
Advocate, New Delhi
5442 Answers
61 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

Yes this they can used against you to show that they have given amount when they file dowry case. No you can deny to make such dd if no purpose.

Shubham Jhajharia
Advocate, Ahmedabad
24271 Answers
96 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

1) don’t issue any cheque or demand draft

2) don’t accept any car from the girl or her family

3) if they present the cheque and it is bounced they can file case against you for dishonour of cheque u der section 138 NI

Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
74388 Answers
4450 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

as per section 3 of the dowry prohibition act, 1961, giving of dowry or taking is also prohibited and is a punishable offence.

Mohammed Mujeeb
Advocate, Hyderabad
15449 Answers
7 Consultations

4.5 on 5.0


However you may be right, but it may cause problem in future. Better avoid it.

Ganesh Singh
Advocate, NEW DELHI
4398 Answers
9 Consultations

4.5 on 5.0

I don't understand any point in that why the girls family needs a DD from you to buy a car you can buy it by yourself they want to do anything for their own Prestige they have to pay for that you need not to go but this kind of demand this may create problems in future

Vimlesh Prasad Mishra
Advocate, Lucknow
6371 Answers
20 Consultations

4.9 on 5.0

Nothing of such is needed. you can directly pay to the car dealer. No need to give DD to girl's father.

Abhilasha Wanmali
Advocate, Nagpur
897 Answers
1 Consultation

4.8 on 5.0

Dear Concerned,

Under any circumstances do not do any such thing, In case you can not avoid such situation you should only transfer the amount directly to the Girls' account or her fathers' account.

Yes that is their intentions hence please do not transfer, IN such a case it would be much better not to go ahead with this marriage - as in the people who have such a mindset even before marriage - imagine what they can do post marriage.....

Best of Luck

Atulay Nehra
Advocate, Noida
1244 Answers
51 Consultations

4.7 on 5.0

No, This is not right absolutely, whatever they have they should make the expenses as per their financial capability.

Laksheyender Kumar
Advocate, Delhi
734 Answers
2 Consultations

4.8 on 5.0

Why should your father give them a cheque or DD?

How will this be shown towards the dowry amount received by your father?

If they want to gift a car to their daughter, let them buy the car on her name, you do not accept the DD or cheque from them towards purchase of this car.

Do not leave any documentary evidence at this stage itself which may go against you at a later stage.

T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
64348 Answers
834 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

This is my response to you:

1. Cheque can be made;

2. You can ask to not encash the cheque if it is being done for show purposes;

3. Dowry is punishable offence;

4. One who gives or receives dowry amount both are criminally liable;

5. Consult a local lawyer, discuss the facts and then take action.

Gowaal Padavi
Advocate, Mumbai
1917 Answers
3 Consultations

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1) You don't make any Demand Draft or Master cheque in their favor and you don't accept any new car from them or any valuable things any except the stirdhan, what will be wear by girl at the time of marriage that is gold ornaments.

Ganesh Kadam
Advocate, Pune
9590 Answers
80 Consultations

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