Acquittal in 498A Cases
Acquittal in 498A Cases

The burden to prove the accused guilty of an offence without any reasonable doubt reasonable doubt is always on the prosecution. So, prosecutions have to prove their case, if fails then it may end with acquittal of the accused.

As recently in a case of cruelty against wife, the District Court of Chandigarh acquitted the accused.

Let’s see the Facts of the Case:

On June 6, 2017 matter come on record and accused got arrested by the police on complaint given by the wife to SSP against husband and mother-in-law for domestic violence and cruelty. Then accused was charged under Sec- 498-A of the I.P.C.

In November, 1997 complainant got married to accused and after then she come to know that her husband was an alcoholic.

She did efforts to make him sober but ended in brawls and fights. Then she got pregnant, for delivery she was pressurized to go to her maternal home but she refused.

 She alleged that in Feb, 2011, accused turned to heavy drinking because of having altercations with his business partner. And in June 2011, when she stopped him from drinking then he thrashed her badly and by which her nose got fractured.

In fit of rage, in Feb 2012, accused slapped a TV remote on her face, and also on Sep 2012 for hurting the complainant, accused overturned a refrigerator in the house.

Then she filed police complaint. She also alleged that reason of delay in filing the complaint is thinking about her family reputation because she belongs to highly reputed family as her maternal uncle is a retired Supreme Court Judge and her paternal uncle is a retired High Court Judge.

The Defense Counsel Terminder Singh argued that the mother of the accused was confined to bed and the complainant also admitted in the cross-examination that she was not ready to take care of her.

The prosecution fails to prove the case as a result accused got acquitted.

So, before going to court, make your case strong. Otherwise results could be against your wish.

For best advice regarding your case contact Top/ Best/ Expert Domestic Violence lawyer/ Advocate in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Kharar, Dera basi.

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