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What is the punishment for bigamy? Section 17 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for bigamy under Hindu Law and Indian Penal Code section 494 and 495.

A person whose husband or wife is living marry again will be punishable Section 17 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Provisions of Indian Penal Code Section 494 and 495 are also applicable in this case.

Section 17 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 - Punishment for Bigamy
Any marriage between two Hindus solemnized after the commencement of this Act is void if at the date of such marriage either party had a husband or wife living; and the provisions of Sections 494 and 495 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) shall apply accordingly.

Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code says that:
"who ever having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description of a term which may extend to seven years and shall also liable to fine".

 

But this section does not intend to any person whose marriage with such husband or wife has been declared void by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction.

Section 495 of the Indian Penal Code has provision of :
Same offence with concealment of former marriage from person with whom subsequent marriage is contracted.

"Whoever commits the offence defined in the last proceeding section having concealed from the person with whom the subsequent marriage is contracted, the fact of the former marriage, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable for fine."

   
 

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Law relating to marriage among Hindus

Whom Hindu Marriage Act 1955 applicable to? Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and its applicability to religions.

What are the conditions for a Hindu Marriage as per The Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Conditions.

Is it necessary to Register a Hindu marriage? Registration Requirement of Hindu Marriage as per Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is restitution of conjugal rights? Section 9 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Judicial Separation? Section 10 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is Nullity of Marriage and Divorce? Section 11 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Voidable Marriage ? Section 12 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

How Divorce can be obtained? What are the grounds for Divorce as per Section 13 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Divorce Petition and grounds to file divorce petition

What is Alternate Relief in Divorce Proceedings? Section 13A of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is divorce by Mutual Consent as per Section 13B of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Alternate relief and Divorce by mutual consent of husband and wife.

What is the time limit to file Divorce Petition? When can a divorce petition be filed? Section 14 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

When a divorced person marry again? What is the time limit for remarriage? Section 15 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages? Section 16 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the punishment for bigamy? Section 17 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for bigamy under Hindu Law and Indian Penal Code section 494 and 495.

What is the punishment for contravention of provisions in the Hindu Marriage Act? Section 18 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for violation of Provisions in the Act

In which court petition under the Hindu Marriage Act shall be presented ? Section 19 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Contents and Verification of petitions

What is application of Act 5 of 1908? Power to transfer petition in certain cases. Special provision related to trial and disposal under the Act and Documentary evidence. Section 21, 21A, 21B & 21C of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Can proceeding recorded in camera be published or printed? Proceedings to be in camera may not be printed or published. Section 22 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Decree in Proceedings. Section 23 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Who will pay proceeding expenses? Section 24, What is permanent alimony and Maintenance? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 26 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Disposal of property under section 27 of the Act

How to file appeal against Decrees made by the Court against any proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Enforcement of Decrees and Orders. Section 28 and 28A of the Act

Whether the marriage solemnized between Hindus before the commencement of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 is valid? Section 29 Savings

 

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