Dasari Srikanth vs State Of Telangana 2024 INSC 417 – Ss 354D, 506 IPC – Conviction Quashed As Accused-Complainant Married

Indian Penal Code, 1860; Section 354D and 506- Appeal by accused against High Court judgment upholding his conviction for offences under Sections 354D and 506-Part I of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Allowing appeal, SC observed: The offences under Section 354D IPC and Section 506 IPC are personal to the complainant and the accused appellant. The fact that the appellant and the complainant have married each other during the pendency of this appeal gives rise to a reasonable belief that both were involved in some kind of relationship even when the offences alleged were said to have been committed – Since, the appellant and the complainant have married each other, the affirmation of the judgment rendered by the High Court would have the disastrous consequence on the accused appellant being sent to jail which in turn could put his matrimonial relationship with the complainant in danger – Invoked Article 142 to quash the conviction.

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