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Kiran Kumar (Lawyer)     14 August 2009

Girl friend not relative

Hon'ble SC says GIRL FRIEND  of husband would not be a 'relative of husband of woman' in terms of Section 498-A of the IPC.


further said in the para No. 11 of the judgment that living with another women may be an act of cruelty on the part of the husband for the purpose of judicial separation or dissolution of marriage but the same would not arract the wrath of Section 498-A of the IPC.



held in :


U Suvetha v/s State by Inspector of Police and Anr.


Criminal Appeal No. 938 of 2009 arising out of SLP (Crl.) 7163 of 2008 decided on 06-05-2009


reported as 2009(4) Law Herald (SC) 2292


pls check for parallel citations.


 3 Replies


Sh. Kiran ji,

Thanks for the phrases and words defintiion based citer of SC quoting here on word "relative in context to 498a" but who are called a relative in context to HMA / HAMA / S. 125 CrPC purposes? Is there a parallel Apex Court citer in your view?

Kiran Kumar (Lawyer)     15 August 2009

well Mr. Kumar, i ll try to find some judgment in this context.


but recently Hon'ble SC held that even a female living in live-in relationship can claim maintenance even though she is not a relative in strict sense.

Raman ( )     25 August 2009

 Wow! That's interesting!

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