Unnecessary and Omnibus Allegation to Husband and Relatives is an Abuse of sec 498A of IPC: The Supreme Court while dealing with a criminal writ petition filed by the husband and his relatives quashed an FIR lodged by the complainant, wife. As the FIR has been lodged with a revengeful intent, merely to harass the Petitioner
The apex court observes that prosecuting and harassing of husband and relatives upon general and omnibus allegation is totally unacceptable and it is an abuse of legal process of Law.
The SC has also shown its Concern upon the abuse of sec 498A of IPC as a sword to settle the personal grudge against the Husband and his relatives.
Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Krishna Murari observed that a criminal trial ultimately leading to an acquittal leaves many scars upon the accused and such type of excessive and serious action must be discouraged. The general and omnibus allegation cannot create any unnecessary situations where the relatives of the husband are forced to go through a trial.
The Apex Court while quashing the FIR observed that it would be an injustice if the appellants are forced to undergo the tribulation of Criminal trial upon the general and omnibus allegations.