Can a Husband file case under section 494, 420, 495 IPC against her wife after 16 years of void marriage?
Please read carefully as the following facts are little bit complicate.
A Hindu Girl got married a man. But soon after they started living separately and 2.5 year later they both entered into a divorce deed to put mutual end to their marital bond at home. No court decree was obtained.
Within a year she married another person who is a boy (17 old) and the fact of her 1st marriage was concealed by the wife at the time of 2nd marriage. They lived 13 years have two male children. Now she filed a 498A complaint against her second husband.
In the dispute, second husband now came to know about the fact of her wife’s earlier (1st) marriage.
· Now the family members of wife start making illegal pressure on the 2nd husband.
· Creating false evidence that, “they had not concealed the fact of 1stmarriage”.
· Do physical assault& abduction with 2nd husband.
Please clarify and advice ....
Here wife's 1st marriage is still subsisting. It is not dissolved by court. Therefore her 2nd marriage with the said boy is void. Be it so, whether 2nd husband has any locus standi to file case under section 494, 495, 420 etc. against his wife after 16 years of 1st marriage.