Husband’s duty to maintain wife, support her financially: HC


The Delhi High Court has stated it’s the duty and obligation of a husband to maintain his spouse and to present monetary support to her and their kids besides if any legally permissibly floor is contained within the statutes. Justice Subramonium Prasad upheld the order of a trial courtroom directing the person to pay month-to-month quantity of Rs 17,000 to his estranged spouse and stated he has not been in a position to level out any perversity within the order.

The excessive courtroom stated the person, who has challenged the trial courtroom order, is an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) and is incomes effectively in order to pay Rs 17,000 month-to-month to his spouse who has no steady supply of revenue.

“No material has been placed on record to show that the respondent (wife) is able to sustain herself. Magazine covers are not sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the respondent can sustain herself,” it stated.

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  • The excessive courtroom famous that the lady, in her assertion earlier than the trial courtroom, had stated that she was doing modelling of and on however was incomes very low revenue and that her assertion by itself doesn’t imply that she was in a position to maintain herself or that she was incomes sufficient to maintain herself.

    “A perusal of the regulation laid down by the Supreme Court would point out that the proceedings beneath Section 125 CrPC have been enacted to treatment/scale back the monetary sufferings of a woman, who was pressured to depart her matrimonial home, in order that some preparations might be made to allow her to maintain herself.

    “It is the duty of the husband to maintain his wife and to provide financial support to her and their children. A husband cannot avoid his obligation to maintain his wife and children except if any legally permissibly ground is contained in the statutes,” it stated, in its order handed on Monday.

    The man and girl had bought married in June 1985 and out of the wedlock, two sons and one daughter had been born to them. The daughter handed away in 2010 and the 2 sons are main now and are effectively employed now.

    The couple have been staying individually since 2012 and the lady alleged that she was ailing handled by her husband and was thrown out of the home and has been unable to support herself and desires upkeep from the person.

    The girl claimed that her husband was drawing a wage of Rs 50,000 per thirty days and has additionally bought agricultural land from which additionally he will get revenue.

    The man, nevertheless, denied the allegations of cruelty and acknowledged that he has taken care of his kids and given them good training and that the lady is a working girl incomes handsomely.

    He claimed that the lady participates in jagrans and do TV serials and she or he was ready to care for and maintain herself .

    The excessive courtroom stated that other than submitting just a few covers of magazines and one newspaper clipping nothing has been filed by the person to substantiate that the lady was incomes adequate revenue to maintain herself.

    “The petitioner (man) at present is working as an ASI, both his sons are majors and are well employed and he is not under any obligation to maintain his two children but he is under a legal obligation to maintain his wife. The respondent (woman) herein is forced to stay alone,” it stated.

    On being requested by the courtroom whether or not the person has filed any petition for divorce, his counsel acknowledged that the kids are not looking for him to take divorce from his spouse.

    “In view of the above, it becomes the moral and legal obligation of the petitioner/husband to maintain his wife. Considering the fact that the petitioner is an ASI, having virtually no other liability, he can pay Rs 17,000 per month to the respondent/wife who otherwise is not able to maintain herself,” the excessive courtroom stated whereas dismissing the person’s revision petition.