Section 498A misuse continuing; "poor relatives" of husband staying separately also roped in: Bombay High Court

The High Court was hearing a plea filed by the sister-in-law of the complainant woman, who had never lived with the complainant in a shared household and was yet booked in a domestic violence case.
Justice Vibha Kankanwadi with Aurangabad Bench
Justice Vibha Kankanwadi with Aurangabad Bench

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently voiced its concern over the trend of roping in the relatives of a husband in cases of cruelty and domestic violence under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code [Jyoti Ganesh Patil vs State of Maharashtra].

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