Section 498A in The Indian Penal Code

criminal case

[498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.—Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be pun­ished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, “cruelty” means—

(a) any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or
(b) harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.]
Jun 19, 2018 – June 19, 2018. In view of increased instances of cruelty against women by husband and his relatives, Section 498A was incorporated in the …

Anti Dowry act: Supreme Court takes note of ‘misuse’ of Section 498A …


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Sep 14, 2018 – India News: The Supreme Court said that though Section 498A was enacted to protect women from cruelty in matrimonial homes, its misuse to 

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