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When a woman is subjected to cruelty from her husband or any other relative of that husband, he/she is liable for imprisonment for a period of 3 years and also for fine. Cruelty does not have a specific definition but has a wide meaning. inflicting physical, emotional, social, or mental harm to the body or causing coercion or forcing sexual intercourse or unlawfully demanding for dowry or other property, all come under the purview of cruelty.

What is IPC Section 498a?

Section 498a, regards cruelty as a criminal offense and prescribes punishment of up to 3 years along with fine on whoever causes it. It is a cognizable offense ( police has the power to arrest without a warrant upon a complaint filed by the aggrieved woman or any person related to her) and a non-bailable one as well. The complaint under this section is required to be filed within 3 years of the alleged incident. Additionally, Cruelty is a ground for divorce for both husband and wife.


IPC Section 498a Law

It is difficult to know about the various procedures involved in filing complaints under section 498a of IPC but a 498 lawyer can assist you and provide you with the best possible solution or redressal that you should claim.

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