How do you counter attack 498A?

How do you counter attack 498A?

  1. wait till 498 A case is filed.
  2. apply for and obtain anticipatory bail from sessions court.
  3. you can file case of perjury under section 340 cr pc if wife has made false statements on oath.
  4. it has to be filed in same court wherein false statements were made.

How do I withdraw 498A after chargesheet?

498a case is non-compoundable. The procedure to close this case after the charge sheet has been filed is to file a compromise petition before court and the witness can turn hostile before court after which the court will acquit the accused and the case will be disposed accordingly.

Is Section 498A Compoundable?

The offence under section 498A is non-compoundable. But the State Amendment of Andhra Pradesh has classified the offence under section 498A as compoundable.

How can we stop misuse of 498A?

State, the Hon’ble Court introduced the steps to prevent the misuse of this Section:

  1. FIR should not be regularly reported as such;
  2. Police endeavour should be to carefully screen complaints and then register FIR;
  3. No case should be registered under section 498-A/406 IPC without the prior authorisation of DCP / Addl.

How do you counter false 498A cases?

File an FIR against your wife for false 498A complaint: You can also file an FIR against your wife for blackmailing or filing a false 498A case against you. Police in India usually do not favor such FIR, but if you make your case foolproof, the police cannot deny you to file an FIR against your wife.

How do you prove a false dowry case?

Collect as many pieces of evidence as possible

  1. Record all conversations (voice, chat, email, letters, etc.)
  2. Collect evidence to prove that you have neither demanded dowry nor have taken it anytime.
  3. Collect evidence to prove that she moved out of the bond of marriage for no valid reason.

Can wife withdraw 498A case?

498A case is non-compoundable. Even the wife can’t withdraw the 498A,once the FIR lodged other than getting it quashed in the higher court. If the charge sheet is not filed yet by the police then she can give a restatement.

Can I withdraw my 498A case?

You can withdraw the sec 498a case as it is a compoundable office. For this you need to file a withdrawal petition application in the court where the complaint has been filed stating you do not want to pursue this case. Thereafter the case will be withdrawn.

Can 498A case be withdrawn?

Is 498A a ground for divorce?

Section 498A IPC: Acquittal may become a ground for the husband to seek divorce due to mental cruelty [Read the Order] 2019 has observed that once acquitted for an offence under Section-498A, husband can claim curelty and seek divorce.

What happens if wife filed false dowry case?

If the police reject to file your complaint you can write a complaint letter and send the same to the SP/commissioner as the case may be and get a “receiving copy” of the complaint. If the police refuse to give you a receiving copy, you can send the complaint to the police station by registered post.

How long does it take to quash 498A?

The quashing of FIR takes between 2 to 5 hearings to get the case quashed which will take anywhere between 10 days to 3 months. The law is supreme.

What is Section 498a of the IPC?

Section 498A defines and deals with cruelty (both mental and Physical) meted to a married woman and postulates harassment to the woman with a view to coercing her or her relatives to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security, which is in the shape of dowry. Q3.

Can a relative be dragged into court in a 498A case?

Thus, in most of the cases the relatives of the husband are also being dragged into Courts in cases of Section 498A. However, it is not necessary that they have been party to the offence. Thus, a question with respect to the need for directions to prevent misuse of Section 498A, IPC was raised in the appeal.

Is Section 498A a cognizable and non-bailable offence?

Therefore, by special leave petition, the husband approached the Supreme Court. In this case, the Court observed that the fact that Section 498A, IPC is a cognizable and non-bailable offence, it is more often than not is used as a weapon rather than shield by disgruntled wives.

Can I still be arrested on a 498A?

A4. Yes, you can still be arrested, though as per Arnesh Kumar Judgment there will be no automatic arrests on 498A and a Police officer has to follow the guidelines in CrPC 41 if he has to make any arrests or not.