The Mumbai HC may have taken the first step in the right direction of blunting this extortion racket called Sec 498A Of The IPC. A 498A wife files the case to force the hubby to settle and then prays the HC for a quash.
To understand what I am saying, read this:
You can also read about this NRI doctor whose sister was jailed for a month and released after the NRI paid up the demanded cash. Indira Jaising was instrumental in getting his sister arrested.
You can read about it here: NRI doctor fleeced for 40 Lakhs
If this is not extortion, then what is ?
Here is the news article: Mumbai HC: Hubby Can Be Jailed Despite Patch-Up
Here is the 107 Page judgment: Mumbai HC Judgement: Hubby Can Be Jailed Despite Patch-Up
Here is the graphic: