Section 498A IPC being increasingly used to settle personal scores with husband, relatives: Supreme Court

The Court also held that relatives of the husband cannot be forced to undergo trial for the offence of cruelty under Section 498A IPC based on omnibus allegations of dowry harassment by the wife.
Section 498A IPC being increasingly used to settle personal scores with husband, relatives: Supreme Court
Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice Krishna Murari and Supreme Court

Relatives of the husband cannot be forced to undergo trial for the offence of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code based on omnibus allegations of dowry harassment by the wife, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday [Kahkashan Kausar vs State of Bihar].

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