The husband has denied the allegations of cruelty to the wife and said that she has taken care of her children and that his wife is a working woman and she earns well.
The Delhi High Court has said that it is the duty and obligation of a husband to bear the expenses of his wife and give financial assistance to her and her children. The court has said that apart from the situation which is legally permitted, the husband cannot escape the responsibility of taking care of his wife and children. Justice Subramaniam Prasad upheld a lower court order directing the man to pay an amount of Rs 17,000 per month to his wife living separately from him.
Justice Prasad said that the person has not been able to prove any adversity or trouble in the order. The High Court said that the person challenging the order of the lower court is an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and is earning well, while the wife has no permanent source of income (income). The court said that no material has been placed on record to show that the defendant (wife) is capable of bearing his own expenses.
Woman claims, husband’s salary of Rs 50,000
The man and woman were married in June 1985, and after their marriage, two sons and a daughter were born. The daughter died in 2010 and both sons are now adults (Adult) And are now well short. The couple have been living separately since the year 2012 and the woman alleged that her husband misbehaved with her and she was thrown out of the house. The woman said that she is unable to bear her own expenses and needs maintenance (maintenance) from the man. The woman claimed that her husband is getting a salary of 50,000 rupees per month (Salary) and also has land to cultivate which also earns him income.
Husband claims, woman also has good income
At the same time, the person has denied the allegations of cruelty and said that he has taken care of his children and has given them good education and his wife is a working woman and she earns well. She claimed that the woman is involved in Jagran and also works in TV serials and is able to take care of herself and bear her expenses. On all these arguments, the High Court said that nothing has been presented on behalf of the man other than filing clippings of magazines and some newspapers, to prove that the woman is earning enough to pay for herself. Therefore, the husband will have to pay a maintenance of Rs 17,000 every month.
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