60-year-old Ajmer man gives triple talaq to his wife, booked under section 498-A of IPC

Ajmer: A 60-year-old caretaker at the Ajmer Dargah has been booked for allegedly harassing and pronouncing triple talaq on his 26-year-old wife, police said on Thursday.

The case was registered against Salimuddin on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife at the Dargah police station on Tuesday night, they said.

An FIR under Indian Penal Code section 498-A (subjecting a married woman to cruelty) has initially been registered against Salimuddin and legal opinion is being sought for using the provisions of the triple talaq bill, police said.

"They got married in 2017. The woman alleged that her husband started harassing her nearly a month after the marriage. We are seeking legal opinion to use the new legislation on triple talaq in this case," Station House Officer Hem Raj said.

The bill that criminalises instant divorce through triple talaq was recently passed by Parliament.

Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019 14:14:15 IST