Court directs man to pay Rs 9K as maintenance to wife & kids
The sessions court also rejected the man's contention that his mother had also filed a petition claiming maintenance from him.
It is just a "media adopted by him and his family members to evade his liability," the court said.
The court also rejected his plea that he earns only Rs 8,000-9,000 per month, saying "it is difficult to comprehend that a person, who has an income of Rs 8,000 to 9,000 a month, out of which he is not only required to pay the rent for garage but also meet his other expenses, can afford to pay a sum of Rs 1,950 per month as LIC premium.
The trial court's order had come on the plea of his wife for maintenance from him.
In her petition filed under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, she had also alleged that her husband and his family members used to harass her and had demanded money from her on several occasions.
She had also alleged that her husband also used to beat her up which had once resulted in a miscarriage.