Relatives harrassing and threatening
Hello Sir, we are in process of constructing a house at our own land and my relative who is a neighbor tortures us and speaks ill about us. I and my family are in great trouble and they are threatening us, would it be possible to file a notification to police that they are threatening us?
you can file an FIR against you person under section 503 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, which states that:
Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.
Whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both; and if the threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, or to cause the destruction of any property by fire, or to cause an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, of with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or to impute unchastity to a woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.
As answered above you can lodge a police complaint for criminal intimidation under S. 503 of IPC. In addition, if you wish to prosecute your harassing neighbors, you may also file a civil suit for nuisnace or/and for prohibitory injunction against them. It would prevent them from doing any continuous act which is detrimental to you in the course of ordinary enjoyment of your land, including construction activities. A prohibitory injunction is usually awarded when there is no adequate remedy in the form of damages, compensation or any other such relief. Here, damages may be deemeed to be inadequate as money damages would be of no benefit to you as you simply require to prevent your neigbors from repeatedly interfering and threatening your rightto enjoymnt of your land.
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