My deserted/separated wife registered a FIR under section 498a and 406 on 08/04/2013 telling the incident before 08/04/2010. My wife have no matrimonial relation with me from Aug 2005 but Family court confirmed the desertion from 08/04/2010 and on the basis of desertion and cruelties granted divorce on 05/11/2014. Section 498a say that this case may be against husband or relatives of husband and that compliance need to check at the time of cognizance.
I need some case law whether a separated/deserted wife may register the case under section 498a.
The compliance with respect to CRPC like 498a, 468, 197 etc requires at the time of cognizance or not?