Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC
The Supreme Court today held that a woman driven out of her matrimonial home can file a criminal case against her estranged spouse and in-laws at a place where she has taken shelter. The judgment is with regard to the territorial jurisdiction of a place where a married woman can file cases against her estranged husband and in-laws after being subjected to dowry harassment.
Verdict came on a plea filed by one UP woman
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides the place where a woman was living before and after marriage, the place of shelter will also have the territorial jurisdiction for filing matrimonial cases. The apex court verdict came on a plea filed by one Rupali Devi of Uttar Pradesh.