Only coersion for unlawful demands will amount to cruelty - S.498-A — Cruelty ingredients restated

Only coersion for unlawful demands will amount to cruelty - S.498-A — Cruelty ingredients restated

State Of AP vs M Madhusudhan Rao

Supreme Court

24/10/2008

(2008) 15 SCC 582; (2009) 3 SCC (Cri) 1123; S.L.P. (Criminal) No. 3426 of 2007)

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Only coersion for unlawful demands will amount to cruelty - S.498-A — Cruelty ingredients restated.

 

Further held, for the purpose of S.498-A IPC, harassment simpliciter is not "cruelty" and it is only when harassment is committed for the purpose of coercing a women or any other person related to her to meet an unlawful demand for property, etc.that it amount to " cruelty" punishable under S.498-A IPC (Paras 16 to 18)

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