False statement by wife in domestic violence case

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    In a domestic violence case filed against me by my wife, I have proof to show that she has given false statement. Can I take action against her for making such false statement in court? What action can I take and where?

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    Making a false statement in court amounts to the offence perjury, which may be punishable under relevant sections of IPC (such as under Section 193 IPC or similar other applicable section).

    You can file an application in the Magistrate court which is hearing the domestic violence case where such false statement has been made by your wife, to initiate action against her under Section 340 Cr.P.C. for the offence of perjury.


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