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Legal Shorts; SC: S.498-A, IPC – Prosecution under – Need for restraint – Duty of Bar and Bench.

 

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Social responsibility and obligation to maintain social fibre of family life – Genuine cases of dowry harassment matter of serious concern but exaggerated version of small incidents should not be reflected in the criminal complaints – Allegations to be scrutinized with great care and circumspection, especially against husband’s relatives who were living in different cities and never visited or rarely visited the matrimonial home of the complainant – Need for serious relook at entire provision by Parliament recommended.

Case:
Preeti Gupta Vs State of Jharkhand.

Citation:
(2010) 7 SCC 667.

Bench Stenghth – 2.
Coram: Dalveer Bhandari and K. S. Radhakrishnan, JJ.
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Shared by:
ADV. MAHESH VASWANI,
MUMBAI.
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