The MV Krishna Rao order was issued a decade ago, yet Hyderabad’s police officers arrested thousands of people accused in 498A cases since 2002. The cases of those who were arrested are still crawling to conclusions through the sluggish Indian court system. For those who still have the stomach and the stamina to fight back, it is worth the effort to file an RTI to get a copy of the DCP’s order permitting an arrest. If the order does not exist, then it is weakens the case and makes it easy to file a quash petition, as well as bring the malfeasance of the investigation officer to the attention of the DGP of AP.
If you are curious, please click on the link below for the AP Police’s procedures for investigating 498A cases:
As a final note, please do enclose a copy of your FIR along with the RTI request.
Click below for the template to file an RTI to Get a Copy of DCP’s Order Authorizing a 498A Arrest in Hyderabad:
All the best !