198B The Code of Criminal Procedure

Cognizance of offence

1[No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under section 376B of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) 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.]

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1. Ins. by Act 13 of 2013, s. 19 (w.e.f. 3-2-2013).