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Husband’s relatives are often booked under Section 498A without any evidence: Karnataka HC expresses concerns over misuse of the IPC section

Citing misuse of Section 498A, the court observed that even relatives who don't stay with the complainant are often brought under the purview of the provision.

Second wife cannot accuse husband of cruelty under Section 498A of IPC: says Karnataka High Court, quashes conviction of a man

The Court argued that the complaint against the man was filed by his 'second wife', which rendered their marriage ‘null and void’.

Maharashtra: NCP MLA Vidya Chavan and family booked over allegations of harassing daughter in law

NCP MLA Vidya Chavan's daughter in law alleges harassment and assault.

Supreme Court scraps no arrest rule under 498A, says earlier verdict fell in ‘legislative sphere’

The Supreme Court also remarked that the misuse of section 498A could result in a social disaster.

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