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

Mother helping Daughter to run family is not cruelty under 498a

Excerpt:   'Cruelty' is a condemnable act. For the purpose of section 498-A IPC, cruelty relates to physical cruelty and mental cruelty. It will be an unbearable conduct affecting a woman or a person interested in her physically and mentally. But all vague acts or ordinary disputes between the spouses in their routine life cannot be passed as … Continue reading Mother helping Daughter to run family is not cruelty under 498a

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

 Amar Singh vs. State of Rajasthan & State of Rajasthan vs. Jagdish & Anr

Excerpt: demand of dowry by itself is not an offence under Section 498A or Section 304B IPC. What is punishable under Section 498A or Section 304B IPC is the act of cruelty or harassment by the husband or the relative of the husband on the woman. It will be also clear from Section 113B of the Indian Evidence Act that only when it is shown that … Continue reading  Amar Singh vs. State of Rajasthan & State of Rajasthan vs. Jagdish & 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