Section 498A IPC being rampantly misused to harass family members: Gujarat High Court quashes case against 86-year-old woman

Justice Sandeep N Bhatt noted that courts must ensure that criminal prosecution is not used as an instrument of harassment or for seeking private vendetta.
Gujarat High Court, Section 498A
Gujarat High Court, Section 498A

The Gujarat High Court recently quashed a First Information Report (FIR) lodged against an 86-year-old woman for cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), while noting the rampant misuse of the provision to harass family members. [Jyantilal Vadilal Shah & Anr v. State]

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