AHMEDABAD: Sessions court judge Nishit Thakkar was arrested on Saturday night on the charge of forcing his wife to commit suicide for dowry in Rajkot.
The police said a case against the judge and his family members had been filed on a complaint from his mother-in-law. She claimed that her daughter, Archana, was mentally and physically tortured by her in-laws for dowry.
Archana allegedly set herself ablaze on January 1 and died in hospital.
Following the complaint, Mr. Thakkar's father, aunt and three sisters, who were also made party in the alleged torture, secured anticipatory bail from the Gujarat High Court.
The judge was arrested after clearance from the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
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