How to know whether a chargesheet is filled or not in a 498A case being an accused?


When the chargesheet is filed in the court the police will intimate you regarding the same. If they do not you can ask the concerned IO whether he has filed the chargesheet in the concerned matter or not. The mandatory period for filling a chargesheet is 60-90 days but can be extended. You can also get a copy of chargesheet by filing for certified copy in the court.

No time limit, it is upto investigating agencies to file it, and that too in these kinds of cases which is highly sensitive and involves lot of matrimonial issues, they will more time than it use to be . So it is up to them to prove u are guilty . If charge sheet is ready you will be summoned to court to collect copies, without furnishing copies case cannot be taken on trial.

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As per section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, a report which is made by the police officers after completion of the final investigation is known as the chargesheet. The report is related to the crime which is held against the plaintiff by the accused in order to collect the evidence. This report includes all the procedures from the time a crime is reported to the place where crime has happened. This report has to be submitted in the court of law for starting a criminal procedure against the accused.

However, as per section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, an FIR is the First Information Report that is reported orally and it has to be recorded in a written form by the in-charge of the police station. This report has to be signed by the informant and a copy of the report has to be given to them. FIR is filed when a cognizable offense has taken place.

Reference: Laws Applicable: The Constitution of India, Indian Penal Code

Sections Applicable: Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code



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