Delhi High Court
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The Delhi High Court observed that the law does not permit a husband to take away his wife’s belongings, including her jewellery, without her permission. Rejecting the anticipatory bail application of the accused husband, the court said that no person can be allowed to take law into his hands.
Justice Amit Mahajan observed that the allegations leveled against the husband were not frivolous and therefore refused to grant anticipatory bail. The court said that even though the petitioner is the husband of the complainant, he is not entitled as per law to remove the household articles from her. It is not legal to do so. The court also noted that the husband has not joined the investigation and the articles have also not been recovered so far.
The wife had alleged that when she was out of the house, her household articles were stolen. In this case, an FIR was registered against the husband under section 380 of the IPC.