I have similar case where my entire family was looped in. I was living away from my family with the girl and she filed cases within 6 months of marriage and demanded 50 lakhs to settle the case.
They harrased my family to an extent that I lost my father. The case now is in the final stage and I want to file defemation and other relevant counter cases on them.
I have heard that IPC 211 can be filed as a counter case in 498a. So that any party whomsover is guilty will be punished. Is it a fact? Has anyone used it?