SC Allows Immediate Arrests For Dowry Harassment Cases Under 498A IPC


New Delhi, Sep 14: The Supreme Court allowed immediate arrests in connection with dowry harassment cases under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. 

Amending its previous order, the CJI-led three-judge bench observed that the misuse of Section 498A has caused social unrest but added that it's not for the courts to fill in legislative gaps. It observed that there are inbuilt remedies in Criminal Procedure to check misuse of law, like Section 41A notice, anticipatory bail etc.




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