498a is a stringernt IPC section which is applied when a wife is subjected to any type of Cruelty, physical or Mental by his husband or any other relatives of Husband which could be Mother, Father, brother, sister or any other relatives of husband. Generally IPC498A is inclined towards Housewives.
Although as per several rulings of Supreme court of india immediate arrest have been stopped unless a proper has been completed by the police. Along with 498a , False Dowry case , IPC323 sections are also imposed.
Some of the guidelines with regards to IPC 498A are :
- without Investigations No arrest has to be made by police.
- Bail provision for mother & father & other relatives if Same day order is obtained from High court.
- Stay on further case proceedings from High court.
- Last but not least Men should keep proper evidence against those wives from which they are doubtful to be trapped.