Are husbands forced to commit suicide due to misuse of 498A? Is 498A also used as a tool for extorting money from the husband and in-laws? Have incidents like wife conspiring with her boyfriend to threaten the husband of filing false 498A case or a father in law committing suicide because the daughter-in-law filed a 498A case and demanded Rs. 25 lakh as extortion or taking the case back caused alarm bells to go off in the law and justice system?
Judgement of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is discussed in this program. The court has stated that no arrests should be made in 498A cases until charges are verified by a committee duly set up for this purpose, the committee will have one month’s time after the complaint has been filed.
We discuss the misuse of section 498A of IPC and whether the section is responsible for breaking up families. Incidents of husband being forced to commit suicide due to being victimised due to misuse of 498A have been brought up in the course of the program.
Gujarat High Court has stated that section 498A cannot be used as a tool to force husband to agree for a divorce, all this and more is discussed in the programme.