What is cruelty by husband or relative of husband? What is the punishment for the crime? Classification of offences under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code 1860

Cruelty by husband or relatives of husband and punishment for the crime are defined under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to this section is:

 

 

 CHAPTER XX - A - OF CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR RELATIVES OF HUSBAND

 

IPC Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

489A IPC

 

Subjecting a married woman to cruelty

 

Imprisonment for three years and fine

 

Cognizable if information relating to the commission of the offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the person aggrieved by the offence or by any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption or if there is no such relative, by any public servant belonging to such class or category as may be notified by the State Government in this behalf

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

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