[Section 498A] Relatives living in distant places can also be booked for harassing wife: Bombay High Court

The High Court refused to accept the argument that since the in-laws and other relatives weren't residing with the couple, the allegations of cruelty and harassment can't be considered to be true.
In-laws harassing a wife
In-laws harassing a wife

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court recently refused to quash a First Information Report (FIR) lodged against the relatives of a man in a Section 498A case, saying that many a time, relatives living in distant places also meddle in the affairs of a couple and harass the wife [Rajesh Himmat Pundkar vs State of Maharashtra].

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