Ravindra Pyarelal Bidlan And … vs State Of Maharashtra

Excerpt: The term cruelty has been defined in the explanation to S. 498A. Hence, it is not any  and every cruelty that it is made punishable but only the cruelty as defined under the explanation. Explanation (a) provides that curtly means any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the … Continue reading Ravindra Pyarelal Bidlan And … vs State Of Maharashtra

Manu Nischal & Ors. vs State Of Nct & Anr

Excerpt:  Accusations of demand of dowry against petitioners No.2 to 4 as made out from the complaint are: a. A car was demanded by petitioners No.2 to 4. b. She was harassed for non-fulfilment of the demand .c. Complainant was severely and mercilessly beaten and thrown out of the house after her husband had left … Continue reading Manu Nischal & Ors. vs State Of Nct & Anr

Tukaram Changdeo Kanade vs The State Of Maharashtra

Special notes: This is an appeal of 1998 and the judgement was given in 2018, imagine the mental trauma this person would have gone through....     Excerpt: It is well settled that trivial instances and normal wear and tear of married life do not amount to legal cruelty required for convicting the accused for … Continue reading Tukaram Changdeo Kanade vs The State Of Maharashtra

Expecting wife to be modern is not cruelty under 498a

Excerpt:there is custom in the community to pay amount towards marriage expenses to the bridegroom sufficient to meet the marriage expenses and such amount is fixed depending upon the status of both the parties.   It cannot be said that it is wrong on the part of the young husband more so when he was … Continue reading Expecting wife to be modern is not cruelty under 498a

Ram rao vs state of maharashtra

Excerpt:I am of the considered opinion, that the evidence on record is grossly inadequate to record a finding that Anita was subjected to cruelty. The evidence of PW 1 that he was told by Anita that accused 1 demanded Rs. 3,000/- as marriage expenses, is inconsistent with the evidence of PW3 that according to Anita … Continue reading Ram rao vs state of maharashtra