Police arrest man for giving triple talaq to wife in Madhya Pradesh

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Police arrested a man in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district on October 24 for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife. This is the first case to be registered after the central government passed an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offense.

The case is registered under the newly promulgated Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance 2018 at Meghnagar police station of MP’s Jhabua District against Arif Hussain Diwan and his mother Hussain Bano.

Station-in-Charge (SHO), Kushal Singh Rawat said, “The woman, Salma Bano, a native of Sherani Molla in Meghnagar was married to Arif 10 years back. The couple has two children, including a daughter and son. Following her complaint on Tuesday, we arrested her husband under section 323 and 498 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC).”

Police booked her husband Arif and mother-in-law Hussain Bano under Sections 323, 498A, 506 and 34 of IPC. Mother Hussain Bano is still absconding.

While claiming that her husband divorced her for being obese Salma Bano reportedly said, “He mistreats and even manhandles me for being fat. Whenever he came to Meghnagar, he used to beat me up. I decided to register a police case against him after he gave me divorce by uttering talaq thrice.”