Thursday, August 26, 2021

Punjab & Haryana High Court to examine whether wife can lodge rape FIR against husband

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on August 23, decided to adjudicate on the legal validity of a first information report (FIR) under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code registered by a wife against her husband (Anupam Mahajan vs. the State of Punjab).

The FIR was registered for offences under Sections 376 and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC against the petitioner, his mother and sister.

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