Husband can also file case against wife under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act: J&K court

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A Jammu and Kashmir court recently took cognizance of a complaint filed by a husband against wife under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Judicial Magistrate 1st Class, Jammu Renu Dogra Gupta noted in her order that as per the judgments in Hiral P Harsora v. Kusum Narottamdas Harsora and Mohammad Zakir v. Shabana, a husband can also file a case against wife under the Act.

In in the instant case, the Court noted that there are sufficient grounds to proceed against the wife under Section 12 of the Act.

It, therefore, took cognizance of the offence against the accused and issued notice to her.

Advocate Meenakshi Slathia appeared for the petitioner husband.

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