Date:January 3, 2023
498a of the Indian Penal Code and 125 Crpc
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Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with the offence of cruelty by a husband or his relatives towards a married woman. It is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment and fine.
On the other hand, section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) deals with the provision of maintenance to a wife by her husband. It is a provision that allows a wife to seek maintenance from her husband if she is unable to support herself.
If a wife has been subjected to cruelty by her husband or his relatives, she can file a complaint under section 498A of the IPC in addition to seeking maintenance under section 125 of the CrPC.
The two provisions are independent of each other and a wife can seek relief under both provisions simultaneously or separately.
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