Challenge to bar on cognizance of rape of minor wife: Delhi HC issues notice

Aditi Singh May 1 2019
Sexual Assault

The Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the constitutionality of Section 198(6) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, which bars courts from taking cognizance of rape of a minor girl by her husband if more than one year has elapsed from the date of commission of the offence.

The petition contends that such rape victims should be allowed to file complaints till two years after they attain the age of majority i.e. 20 years, in consonance with

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