While visiting India to meet my children, my ex-wife claimed that I hit her mother.There after, she filed a police complaint. My questions ( for which I would really prefer to retain a counsel and not try to practice Indian laws while overseas):-
1. Lodging a false report with the police is made punishable under section 182 and 211 IPC ( my Google search, pardon me). If this is a fact, then do I have any standing to bring any civil or criminal case against the ex-wife in India ?
2. Can I file a criminal case ? What is the legal basis ? What damages can be recovered ?
3. Can I file a civil suit ? What is the legal basis and what damages can be recovered ?