Does court punish wife on false 498a case

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Wife files 498a case against Husband. After all the hearing, Court finds it is a false case.

In this situation does court punish Wife for false 498A?


in this world of justice no women is punished but giving her a warning that all 

being indian our legal system favoured women more then men and some laws are framed specially for women like you are facing 

so even if you go filing for her false case and you will end up loosing a hand full of money and no result 


No ....No.. 


I think yes , if you win criminal case then depend on aquital order

See below news , try to find this guy and ask for strategy.

But i am sure you can try to hit the ball hard . ( Take lawer advise and if he suggest same then shoot)

Woman told to pay Rs 5 lakh to in-laws
Nishikant Dwivedi
Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, April 25
In a significant judgment, a local court has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a woman, who had made a frivolous complaint against her in-laws for dowry.

The Judicial Magistrate said many instances had come to light where the complainants were not bonafide and had been filed with an oblique motive. The magistrate termed the case as a classic example for such an instance.

Kanwalpreet Kaur of Model Town here had filed a complaint against brothers-in-law Davinder Pal Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Satwinder Singh and Gurbinder Singh, mother-in-law Gurbachan Kaur, sisters-in-law Balwinder Kaur and Jaswinder Kaur and niece Ritu under Sections 498-A in 1997. The court had quashed the names of Balwinder, Jaswinder and Ritu from the case in 2002.

Kanwalpreet was married to Navjeet Singh in 1992. In her complaint, she had alleged that her in-laws were harassing her for more dowry. She had claimed that her brothers had given Rs 1.5 lakh to her in-laws in three installments. She had further alleged that she was thrown out of the house.

In the order it had been said the remaining five accused were made to suffer on account of baseless and malicious allegation. To prevent such abuse of beneficial provision of Section 498-A of the IPC by women in future, the magistrate dismissed the complaint and acquitted the accused of the charges.

The court directed Kanwalpreet to pay Rs 1 lakh to each of the five persons.

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If she is not able to prove her case husband is aquitted but if husband proves that case is false then wife can definitely be punished either in same case or by filing cases of perjury defamation etc.

Regards ASHOK




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