Read this Judgment for Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court granting divorce on the grounds of cruelty and desertion.
Further, her complaint under sections 498A, 406, 506 IPC against the appellant and his family members was dismissed. Even appeal against the aforesaid order was also dismissed. Her complaint under sections 494/109 IPC remained unsuccessful. The trial court thus was not right in dismissing the petition filed by the appellant husband.
It has been authoritatively held by the Apex Court in K. Srinivas Rao’s case (supra) and a Division Bench of this Court in Imlesh v. Amit, AIR 2014 Punjab and Haryana 89 that where the wife files false criminal complaint against the husband and his family members under Sections 406, 498A of the Indian Penal Code which results in their acquittal, this act of the wife causes mental cruelty and the husband is entitled to a decree of divorce under Section 13(1)(ia) of the Act.
Pratham Singh vs Rajesh on 3 December, 2014
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