Section 498A IPC offence abroad cannot be tried in India sans Central government sanction: Kerala High Court

The Court explained that under Section 188 of the CrPC, prior sanction from the Central Government is necessary to prosecute offences in India if they are committed entirely outside India.
Justice A Badharudeen
Justice A BadharudeenKerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently held that criminal proceedings under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (which punishes marital cruelty to women) initiated against a man residing in Australia could not proceed in India without prior sanction from the Central Government.

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