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Umesh   30 January 2020

What R the criminal case

Remarries with out Divorce,my wife remarried to another person without divorce


 5 Replies

Varun2020   30 January 2020

494 and 495 of IPC

Advocate Suneel Moudgil (Advocate)     30 January 2020

1. remarry during the lifetime of spouse without dissolving the marriage is an offense,

2. file a criminal complaint against your wife,

adiga   30 January 2020

 Hey Umesh.

 Thank you for your question.

Section 494 in The Indian Penal Code

494. Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife —Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 495 in The Indian Penal Code

495. Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted —Whoever commits the offence defined in the last preceding section having concealed from the person with whom the subsequent marriage is contracted, the fact of the former marriage, shall be punished with imprison­ment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

So basically your wife has committed bigamy under this section. So you can file a F.I.R against her

Let me know if you have further queries



Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     31 January 2020

Move to area Magistrate against such wife for bigamy through a local lawyer.

Sunil   27 July 2020

Ipc 420 and any other ipc code like 406 not coming with this ipc code ???

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