Q) Is a Domestic Incident Report required in a DV case? My opposition has not submitted one.

A) An application U/s. 12 of P.W.D.V. Act is quasi civil in nature. Allegation need not be proved beyond reasonable doubt. Such application can be proved by preponderance of evidence and it is always not necessary to call for domestic incident report.

Orissa High Court : Cuttack vs Pankaja Kumar Mohanty And Others (2014)