My husband has left me and married another woman without getting legally separated. What action can I take against him as per the provisions of the Hindu Law.

Under Section 17 of the Hindu Marriage Act, bigamy is punishable u/s 494 & 495 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 494 prescribes for imprisonment, which may extend to 7 years and fine. So a complaint be lodged against the husband with the police.

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