Anonymous
Hi, My wife has filed 498a against me and it is pending in court, I got an offer from Infosys and I am joining it. Will after background verification, Infosys take action against me?
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Section 498-A is a stringent section introduced into the Indian Penal Code,1860 for punishing a husband or his relatives for harassing a wife with 3 years imprisonment and also with fine, if proved.

As per the post, the case filed by the poster's wife is in the trial stage only.

Therefore, it is better that the poster should bring it to the notice of the prospective employer with the relevant particulars of the case with the stage of its pendency.

Every accused is innocent until he is proved to be guilty. Even, the Supreme Court has observed that section 498-A can be used by any disgruntled wife against her husband as well as his relatives more as a weapon rather than as a shield. Hence my presumption is that no progressive employer would treat the pendency of a case u/s 498-A against a prospective employee as a disqualification if he promptly disclosed the fact.

From India, Salem

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