Some members of my family are acquitted from 498a. My family is considering to file perjury and defamation. My lawyer is not directing us properly and stated that it could be expensive procedure? In what amount can the person file for, in other words who decides the amount - judge or victims? My parents were in for two weeks. 498a Cases are still on me. We don't want to waste too much money (as my case is on) and we are not sure how strong defamation and perjury cases are in India as law favors the 498a wife.
What is the cost for filing? Is there anything like criminal defamation? Can 498a wife be sent behind bars?