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Gujarat Government Officer Sentenced 1-Year Imprisonment in Triple Talaq Case

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Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 5, 2022 at 16:32 IST

Government employee was sentenced to a year in Jail by a Court in Palanpur of Gujarat’s Bankaskantha District for attempting to divorce his wife of seven years through ‘Triple Talaq’.

Public Prosecutor Sanjay Joshi said, this is the first Conviction in a triple talaq Case in Gujarat.

The wife of Accused, Shehnazbanu, had in September 2019 approached Palanpur police station and a First Information Report was registered under relevant Sections of the Muslim Women Act, 2019 and the Indian Penal Code.

The 2019 Act declares the instant divorce granted by pronouncement of ‘Talaq’ thrice as void and illegal and provides for Imprisonment of up to three years and a fine to the husband.

In this Case, Mr Bihari got married to the complainant in June 2012, and they were blessed with a daughter. Later, Mr Bihari was transferred to Dantiwada town as a deputy engineer in the Government’s Sipu pipeline project and there, he fell in love with a Hindu co-worker.

When the family found out about the matter, they decided to shift the couple to separate rented house in Palanpur.

While they were living there, the mother and sister of the accused visited them, following which, they quarreled and the accused got angry, beat up his wife and pronounced ‘Talaq’ thrice to divorce her.

An First Information Report was registered under Sections 498 (A), 323, among others of Indian Penal Code, and Sections 3 and 4 of Muslim Women Act.

The Judge took into consideration all these things and sentenced Mr. Bihari to one year in Jail, the complainant.