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Baseless infidelity charge is cruelty: HC

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<span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><u><strong>Times of India</strong></u></span>


MUMBAI: Making baseless allegations of adultery against wife is mental cruelty, the Bombay HC said while holding a Mumbai resident guilty. Justice A R Joshi gave the husband an option; pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation or go to jail.

"In view of evidence and the allegations made against the character of (the wife), definitely it is a case in which there was a mental cruelty practised on (her)," said the judge. Nilesh Chauhan's plea to release him on a bond of good conduct was rejected by the court, saying doing so would be "misplaced sympathy".

Chauhan and Sheela married in 2002. But soon, they quarrelled as Chauhan accused her of having illicit relations. She later filed a dowry complaint.


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Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     08 May 2011


mrgop (Owner)     08 May 2011

Originally posted by :Arup

In case of baseless impotency charge, she can at least tell the court that he acted like impotent due to reasons unknown to her! Easy way of escape from defamation charges!!!

rajiv_lodha (zz)     08 May 2011

"Later She Filed A Dowry Complaint"

?? Just to take revenge of adultry chages??

Roshni B.. (For justice and dignity)     08 May 2011

498A case has been wrongly referred to as dowry case.....It can be filed even if there's cruelty  that is not  dowry related,such as the above case.Mr. Prabhakar had also clarified the same in one of this threads that had run for many  days...


For example:A woman may be subjected to daily beating and nagging for not being able to bear a child,for being dark skinned,or may be help captive in the house,so that she doesn't have a social life..Will such incidents not amount to cruelty?

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