Sons to pay Rs 1000 maintenance to dad who neglected them
Metropolitan Magistrate Savitri granted maintenance to the senior citizen but also held that "he does not qualify the requisites" for being maintained by his children.
"The stand of respondents (sons) is that the petitioner (father) never took any care of them and neglected them and never performed his responsibilities towards his family.
"The same has been proved, hence, I hold that the present case relates to a man, who never cared for his wife and children when they were young and needed him the most," the magistrate said.
The court noted that he has engaged a private counsel in the case and not a legal aid counsel and this showed that he has got earnings to engage his own advocate.
"In this light, I am satisfied that petitioner has not come to court with clean hands," the magistrate said.
The judge added, "Even so, in my view, the ends of justice would be met if I direct all the respondents to pay Rs 1,000 per month collectively as maintenance to petitioner."
The man, a resident of Meerut, sought maintenance from his four sons on the ground that he has no source of income as he was old and is not able to do any job now.
He told the court that he is a post-graduate and
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