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INTRODUCTION : A criminal case is filed by a married woman against her husband, her in-laws, brother-in-law & his wife, sister-in-law & her husband

498 A 1PC : Section 498A was introduced in Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the year 1983 to protect married women from ‘cruelty’ by the husband or his relatives. It provides for punishment of imprisonment up to three years and fine.
An offence committed under Section 498A IPC is cognizable, non compoundable, and non-bailable. ‘Cruelty’ under Section 498A IPC has been defined in a broad manner, so as to include: • Any willful conduct likely to drive woman to suicide or cause her physical or mental harm to the body or health; or • Acts of harassment with a view to coerce her or her relations to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security. This includes harassment or demand for dowry

498 A (CRUELTY) EXPLANATION :Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty
498 A
1. Name of Act / Procedure / Rule
Criminal procedure code, 1973
2. Provision of Law
3. Punishment Imprisonment for 3 years and fine Cognizable if information relating to the commission of the offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the person aggrieved by the offence or by any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption
4. Classification
Non-bailable/Triable by Magistrate of the first class/Non-compoundable
  5.  Documents required for the case :
a) Copy of F I R,
Copy of Chargesheet
  6.  Law Firm Expenses (Depends on case to case)
  7.  INTERIM RELIEF BAIL : The Client will be released on bail
8. Documents required by the Accused :
a) Details of employment/Business/position
b) Proof of Address, 2 Surities

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