CrPC 198B: Section 198B of the Criminal Procedure Code

Cognizance of offence1

No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under section 376B of the Indian Penal Code where the persons are in a marital relationship, except upon prima facie satisfaction of the facts which constitute the offence upon a complaint having been filed or made by the wife against the husband.

1 Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013