Here we are going to explain what punishable offence in this section is and how much has imprisonment or fine under section 498A.
Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty: In this section that Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
For the purposes of this section, “cruelty” means:
1. 1. any willful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or
2. harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE Punishment:
Offence: Punishment for subjecting a married woman to Cruelty
Punishment - 3 Years + Fine
this is a Non-Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and Triable by Magistrate First Class.