Case Name : Joseph Shine vs Union of India Author : Vaibhavi Batra EQUIVALENT CITATION 2018 SC 1676 BENCH Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Indu Malhotra, Justice R.F. Nariman, Justice D.Y. Chandrachuad and Justice A.M. Khanwilker INTRODUCTION Section 497 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 makes adultery a punishable offence against ‘whoever has sexual intercourse with