Two days after the bill criminalizing triple talaq was passed, Thane police in Maharashtra registered a case against a man who allegedly gave talaq to his wife through WhatsApp.
Police at Mumbra near Thane on Thursday night registered an FIR under IPC section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act.
Under section 4 of the new act -- passed by Parliament on July 30 -- a Muslim husband who pronounces triple talaq is liable to be punished by imprisonment up to three years and fine. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by a 31-year-old woman, said senior police inspector Madhukar Kad.
Between 2015 and 2018, her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law harassed her for dowry, and her husband gave her triple talaq over phone and WhatsApp, the woman told police. Nobody has been arrested in the case yet.