Courts must closely scrutinise Section 498A IPC complaints: Delhi High Court

"The Court must scrutinise the complaint/ FIR to determine whether the allegations are a case of clever drafting or have at least some element of truth in the same," Justice Navin Chawla said.
Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court recently observed that courts should closely scrutinise complaints citing Section 498A (cruelty to married women) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), particularly to ensure that the relatives of an accused man are not unnecessarily roped into such cases [Rajesh Aggarwal and Anr. v State NCT of Delhi and Anr.].

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