Conviction under Section 498A IPC not sustainable when marriage between parties declared void: Supreme Court

The Court, therefore, acquitted the appellant-husband and his parents who were convicted by the Madras High Court Section 498A IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961.
Justice BR Gavai and Justice Vikram Nath
Justice BR Gavai and Justice Vikram Nath

The Supreme Court recently held that conviction of a husband and his relatives for cruelty to wife under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) would not be sustainable when the marriage between the parties to dispute had been declared null and void [P Sivakumar and Others v. State represented by the Deputy Superintendent of Police].

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