Court directs man to pay Rs 9K as maintenance to wife & kids
Dismissing the man's appeal against a magisterial court's order for the interim maintenance to his wife and children, Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Illa Rawat also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him for challenging the trial court's order.
The trial court had ordered the husband, a mechanic, to pay Rs 3,000 each to his wife and children for their up-keep.
"I am of the considered opinion that there is no illegality or infirmity in the order of June 26, 2011 of the trial court. Accordingly, the said order whereby trial court directed the appellant/husband to pay monthly sum of Rs 3,000 as interim maintenance to the respondent/wife and Rs 3,000 each to her two children is hereby upheld," said the ASJ.
"The present appeal filed on behalf of appellant/husband is without merit, hence dismissed with cost of Rs 10,000 to be paid to respondent within one month from today," it added.
The husband had challenged the trial court's order saying it had not considered his actual income, while his wife too had not filed any proof regarding his income.
He said he was willing to take over the custody of his children, and added that his wife was not entitled to any maintenance as she was working and earning sufficiently.
The court, however, dismissed his plea saying "even the contention taken by appellant that he is ready to take