Quarrel due to husband arriving late, eating out not cruelty under Section 498A IPC: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

Omkar Gokhale November 24 2019

The Bombay High Court recently held that a husband cannot be accused of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code based on a quarrel with his wife after he returns home late at night or eats out due to his work.

A Single Bench of Justice KR Shriram passed a judgment to this effect last week. The Court was hearing an appeal against a trial court order passed in 1997 that acquitted accused husband, who was booked for abetting suicide of his wife . . .

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