According to Section 497 in The Indian Penal Code, 1860:
- Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason
to believe to be the wife of another man,
- Without the consent or connivance of that man,
- Such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offense of rape,
Is guilty of the offense of adultery, and shall be punished with imprisonment of
either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with
both. In such case, the wife shall not be punishable as an abettor.
How can we defend you from false Adultery charge?
An individual who has been charged with committing adultery may have one or many
valid legal defenses or none, such as the failure or physical incapacity to consummate
the sex act and a lot of other defenses which varies from case to case.