Breach of Promise to Marry is Not Rape

In its decisions dated March 12, 2014, the Bombay High Court, before Justice Mridula Bhatkar in the case of Mahesh Balkrishana Dandane v. State of Maharashtra (Criminal Anticipatory Bail Application No. 27 0f 2014 and Criminal Intervention Application No. 179 of 2014) allowed the application for anticipatory bail from the applicant/respondent and ordered the applicant be enlarged on bail. Significantly, the court held that every breach of promise to marry cannot amount to cheating or rape.