Section 198B Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 – Crpc Sec 198B
1[198B. Cognizance of offence.—No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under section 376B of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) where the persons are in a marital relationship, except upon prima facie satisfaction of the facts which constitute the offence upon a complaint having been filed or made by the wife against the husband.]
1. Ins. by Act 13 of 2013, s. 19 (w.e.f. 3-2-2013).