Who can sue for bigamy?

Who can sue for bigamy?

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman with whom second marriage is performed is also entitled to drag the man to court under section 494 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which makes bigamy a criminal offence, punishable with a jail term of maximum seven years.

What do you do if you suspect bigamy?

If you suspect a person of committing bigamy then contact your local police via their 101 telephone number.

Is there a statute of limitations on bigamy?

Statute of Limitations. Statutes of limitation restrict the time period within which a person can file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations runs from the time an offense is committed until prosecution is commenced. In common law, a crime of bigamy occurs and is complete when the second marriage is accomplished[i].

How do you win a bigamy case?

To prove the offence of Bigamy, the prosecution must prove that the second marriage was valid, S. Nagalingam v. Sivagami, (2001) 7 SCC 487. The offence is compoundable with the consent of the wife and permission of the court, Parameswari v.