• Bigamy

Husband is involved in bigamy. Is it criminal case or civil case? where shall I report? for proving the case, what are the things required?
Asked 3 years ago in Family Law from Mumbai, Maharashtra
Religion: Hindu
Bigamy is a criminal case and the aggrieved person can file a criminal complaint before the Court because this is a non cognizable case so police can not do any think except registered NCR only.
Nadeem Qureshi
Advocate, New Delhi
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Hello,

You can file a criminal complaint under section 494 IPC before a Magistrate Court. Mention all the relevant dates and evidence of your marriage and the subsequent marriage of your spouse in the complaint.

This would include marriage certificate, photographs, video recording etc.

Regards,
Nishant
Nishant Bora
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If he is involved in bigamy then you ought to file a criminal case against him directly in the court as prosecuting a bigamous spouse is not within the authority of police.
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Any proof of him having married again without divorcing his first wife shall be submitted.
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