Wife from void marriage can file case for cruelty under Section 498A: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

The High Court held that when a person enters into a marital arrangement with a woman, he is covered by the definition of 'Husband' contained in Section 498A RPC irrespective of the legitimacy of the marriage.
Wife from void marriage can file case for cruelty under Section 498A: Jammu and Kashmir High Court
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A man and his relatives can be prosecuted for the offence of cruelty under Section 498A of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) even if the marriage entered into by him with the complainant woman was void, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court ruled (Karnail Chand and others V/s State of J&K and another).

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