Delhi Court acquits Couple accused of subjecting daughter-in-law to Cruelty


Lekha G – 

A Delhi Court has acquitted a couple accused of subjecting their daughter-in-law to cruelty, who is a Delhi Police constable.

The Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan acquitted the couple under Sections 406, 498-A and 34 of the IPC and granted a compensation of INR 10,000 to the in-laws stating that they have “Suffered ignominy of trial for several years and also in furtherance of the principle that wrong-doers should not get the benefit of frivolous litigation.”

The complainant had alleged that her husband misrepresented himself as a public prosecutor at Tis Hazari Court and he along with her in-laws tortured her over dowry.

The Court order read, “She has falsified and concocted various allegations and has suppressed important facts in order to harass the accused…and had misused the provisions of the IPC. In such glaring circumstances, the Court cannot be expected to sit as a mute spectator, where Law, which is solely enacted for social justice to the Victims, is being misused and abused and made a tool of harassment of innocent persons.”

It was also held that the false testimony of the complainant, planting of witnesses and forgery of documents in the case threw light on the conduct of the complainant.

Further, the Court during the trial also noted that an investigation was required into a company named “J and B security” which was being run illegally.

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