Section 198A Prosecution of offences under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code.
No court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) except upon a police report of facts which constitute such offence or upon a complaint made by the person aggrieved by the offence or by her father, mother, brother, sister or by her father’s or mother’s brother or sister or, with the leave of the court, by any other person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption.]
2[“198B. No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under section 376B of the Indian Penal Code where the persons are in a marital relationship, except upon prima facie satisfaction of the facts which constitute the offence upon a complaint having been filed or made by the wife against the husband.”.]
1. Ins. by Act 46 of 1983, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 25-12-1983).