Best illustration of abuse of law: HC stays case by woman against husband, family

Updated: Jun 10 2023 12:23PM

Bengaluru, Jun 10 (PTI) The High Court of Karnataka passed an interim order of stay on the complaint filed by a woman, alleging among other things, rape, by her husband with whom she lived for only one day.

"If this cannot be a case where the complainant has abused the process of law, prima facie, there cannot be a better illustration," the HC said while granting the stay on the criminal process against the husband and his family members.

The husband and his family members had approached the High Court challenging the complaint filed by the wife and the registration of the case under Sections 376(2)(j), 342, 323, 504, 506 r/w Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).