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Collection of Land mark judgments for 498a, DV Act, Maintenance, HMA 24, 125 CrPC,

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1

A. Jayachandra vs Aneel Kaur

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1 (ia)

02 December
2004

(2005) 2 SCC
22

Acts subsequent to the filing of the
petition can be taken note of to show a pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

in the behaviour
and conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

1988 AIR 1531,

 

2

A.R. Antulay vs R.S. Nayak & Anr

Supreme Court

CrPC

29 April 1988

1988 SCR Supl.

If  a mistake is detected then Courts
(even SC) can correct it  later.

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Order taken by fraud or suppressing
material fact can be recalled at any stage of

3

A.V. Papayya Sastry & Ors vs

Supreme Court

CPC

07 March 2007

(2007) 4 SCC
211

litigation (using CPC 151 or CrPC 482)

Government Of A.P. & Ors

2. Once a Superior court accepts an
appeal, lower courts cannot recall or proceed

 

 

 

 

 

 

with the Litigation.

 

 

 

 

 

1998 (5) ALD

1.If marriage is nullity, then HMA 25
not applicable.

4

Abbayolla M.
Subba Reddy vs

Andhra HC

HMA

27 July 1998

465, 1998 (5)
ALT

Padmamma

152, I (2000)

2.Court cannot
grant relief of  maintenance obtainable under one Act  in

 

 

 

 

proceedings
under the other.

 

 

 

 

 

DMC 266

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Abdul Rub & Ors. vs Razia Begum

Delhi HC

DV

04 October
2010

 

Every relative of the husband cannot
be made as a respondent.

6

Abhijit Pawar vs Hemant Madhukar

Supreme Court

CrPC

14 December
2016

(2017) 3 SCC
528

an obligation is cast on the learned
Magistrate to ensure before summoning the

Nimbalkar

accused who resides beyond his
jurisdiction, to make necessary enquiry

7

Advocate Ramesh vs State of

Bombay HC

DV

13 June 2011

 

For DV temporary residing doesnt mean
casual stay.

Maharshtra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. vs Cherian

Supreme Court

CPC

26 July 2010

(2010) 8 SCC
24

Explains Alternative Dispute
Resolution (Arbitration, judicial settlement,Lok

Varkey Construction Co

Adalat, Mediation)

9

Alika Khosla vs Thomas Mathew

Delhi HC

Divorce Act

01 May 1996

II (1996) DMC

Audio recording with Transcript
admissible as evidence

And Anr 1996

218

 

 

 

 

 

10

Alika Khosla vs Thomas Mathew

Delhi HC

CPC

20 December
2001

2002 (62) DRJ

Right to Privacy is not Absolute.

And Anr 2001

851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2007 (NOC)

 

11

Alok Kumar Jain Vs. Purnima Jain

Delhi HC

HMA 24

17 April 2007

1654 (Del.),

Things to rely on while awarding
interim maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

2007(96) DRJ
115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 (1) AWC

1.Hierarchy of laws

 

 

 

 

 

2. Arrest is not a must whenever an
F.I.R. of a cognizable offence is lodged.

 

 

 

 

 

416, 2005
CriLJ

12

Amarawati And Anr. vs State Of U.P

Allahabad HC

IPC

15 October
2004

3. any application for bail under
Section 437, CrPC should ordinarily be decided

755, (2005) 1

 

 

 

 

 

by the Magistrate the same day, except
in rare cases where reasons shall be

 

 

 

 

 

UPLBEC 155

 

 

 

 

 

recorded in writing for adjourning the
hearing of the bail application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Amit Agarwal And Ors vs Sanjay

Punjab-Haryana
HC

DV

31 May 2016

 

DV cant be filed after Divorce.

Aggarwal And Ors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Amit Khanna vs Priyanka Khanna &

Delhi HC

DV

01 September
2010

2010 (119) DRJ

Claim of high status of husband not
sufficient for interim maintenance

Ors

182

 

 

 

 

 

15

Anil Jain vs Maya Jain

Supreme Court

HMA 13

01 September
2009

(2009)10 SCC
415

Wife retracts after filing MCD and
taking valuables under MCD terms, husband

approaches SC. SC allows divorce on
MCD.

16

Anshu Gupta vs State (Nct Of Delhi)

Delhi District
Court

DV

15 April 2011

 

Judgment is passed only on affidavits.
Parties have not been given the opportunity

 

to cross-examine each others witnesses.
So went back for trial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Anu Kaul vs Rajeev Kaul

Supreme Court

HMA 24

23 March 2009

(2009) 13 SCC

Wife working no maintenance

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILR 1977 Delhi

A particular kind of impotency known
as Impotentia quoad hunc vel ham. That is

 

Anuradha Alias Chanchal Kumari vs

 

 

 

to say incapacity to perform coitus
with a particular individual. A party is

18

Delhi HC

HMA 12 1(a)

27 September
1977

739, 1978 RLR

Santoshnath Khanna

impotent if his or her mental or
physical condition makes consummation of the

 

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

marriage a practical impossibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 IAD Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

37, AIR 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delhi 94, 65

Judgement Against Husband = Husband
gives wrong Salary and family property

19

Anurag Anand vs Sunita Anand

Delhi HC

HMA 12

11 October
1996

(1997) DLT
1037,

details in
biodata, hence Wife took Annulment.

 

 

 

 

 

II (1996) DMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

389, 1997 (40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRJ 68

 

20

Archana Gupta vs Rajeev Gupta

Uttarakhand HC

CrPC 125

18 November
2009

 

No Maintenance u/s Crpc 125 if wife
deserts husband

21

Arnesh Kumar vs State Of Bihar &

Supreme Court

498A

02 July 2014

(2014) 8 SCC
273

Police should justify their arrest and
should not arrest without reason.

Anr

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Arun Atmaram Patil & Ors vs

Bombay HC

IPC

24 February
2016

 

When one party has acted on the
consent terms to it’s disadvantage, the other party

Sandhya Arun Patil & Anr

 

having received the benefits cannot be
allowed to backtrack

 

 

 

 

 

23

Arun Kashinath Deshpande Vs.

Bombay HC

HMA 25

08 April 2010

LAWS(BOM)-

Wife was earning and she suppressed
this so permanent alimony cancelled.

Inumati Ramchandra Deo

2010-4-252

 

 

 

 

 

24

Arun Kumar Agarwal vs Radha Arun

Karnataka HC

PERJURY

15 March 2001

2001 CriLJ
3561

Petition under CrPC 340 must be
decided only at the end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Arvind Kumar
Prasad vs Geeta

Patna HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

15 March 2017

 

Wife filed 498A and made various
scandalous allegations, Divorce on cruelty.

Prasad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Asha Devi vs Pominder Kumar

Delhi HC

HMA 24

07 September
2006

 

Judgement Against Husband = Maint to
be paid till the till HMA petition not

Chhabra

 

terminated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991 (1) BomCR

 

 

Ashok Yeshwant Samant vs Smt.

 

 

 

383, (1990) 92

Recovery under 125(3) are independent
of 127, thus Husband cannot be directed

27

Bombay HC

CrPC 125

27 July 1990

BOMLR 434,

Suparna Ashok Samant

to deposit the arrear as condition to
proceed wih his applicationof 127.

 

 

 

 

1991 CriLJ
766, II

 

 

 

 

 

(1991) DMC 132

 

28

B.P. Achala Anand Vs S.Appi Reddy

Supreme Court

CPC

11 February
2005

(2005) 3 SCC
313

Right to Residence after Divorce to be
decided based on Divorce Terms

& Anr

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

B.Prakash vs Deepa

Madras HC

CrPC 125

28 July 2015

 

DV and 125 cant be filed on the same
set of allegations and cause of action.

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 1970 Guj

 

30

Bai Bhanbai Mavji vs Kanbi Karshan

Gujarat  HC

HMA 11

17 June 1969

137, 1970
CriLJ

Wife not eligible for Maint if it
falls under HMA 11

Devraj And Anr

962, (1970) 0
GLR

 

 

 

 

 

581

 

31

Bhadrayu C Vachharajani VS

Gujarat  HC

CPC

29 November
2013

GHJ-2014-35-385

If court has no Jurisdiciton, it
cannot go into Meritts of case.

Saurashtra University

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

Bhagwan Dutt vs Kamla Devi

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

17 October
1974

1975 AIR 83,

Separate income of the wife can be
taken into account in determining the amount

1975 SCR (2)
483

of maintenance payable to her

 

 

 

 

 

33

Bhagwan Raoji Dale vs Sushma Alias

Bombay HC

CrPC 125

17 April 1998

1999 (5) BomCR

Deserting wife NOT entitled to maint
us 125 CrPC. NOT entitled after

Nanda Bhagwan Dale

851, I (1999)

divorce also.

 

 

 

 

DMC 168

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

Bhaurao Shankar Lokhande & Anr vs

Supreme Court

HMA 11

01 February
1965

1965 AIR 1564,

If the marriage is not a valid
marriage, it is no marriage in the eye of law.

State Of Maharashtra & Anr

1965 SCR (2)
837

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2004 Bom

 

35

Bhausaheb Magar vs Leelabai Magar

Bombay HC

HMA 11, 12

07 July 2003

283, II (2004)

No Permanent Alimony in Sec 11,
Permanent Alimony may be asked in sec 12.

2003

DMC 321, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4) MhLj 1019

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIRBOMR200727

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

Bhausaheb Magar vs Leelabai Magar

 

 

 

,

 

36

Bombay HC

CPC

14 November
2006

ALLMR20073676

Doctrine of res judicata

2006

 

 

 

 

,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWS(BOM)200

 

 

 

 

 

 

611179

 

 

 

 

 

 

I (2000) DMC
76,

 

37

Bheekha Ram vs Goma Devi And Ors

Rajasthan HC

CrPC 125

22 January
1999

1999 WLC Raj

No maintenance for a deserting wife

 

 

 

 

 

UC 260

 

 

38

Bhushan Kumar Meen vs Mansi

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

28 April 2009

(2010) 15 SCC

House Loan EMI to be considered while
granting interim maint.

Meen @ Harpreet Kaur

372

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capt Dr Hamesh Kumar Vs Dr Nisha

 

 

 

CURLJ-1993-2-

 

39

Punjab-Haryana
HC

CrPC 125

20 July 1993

367,
LAWS(P&H)-

Wife Working, taking unnecessary
adjournments, Quashed under CrPC 482

Sahi

 

 

 

 

1993-7-125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

Chand Dhawan vs Jawaharlal

Supreme Court

HMA 25

11 June 1993

1993 SCR (3)
954,

Court cannot grant relief of
maintenance obtainable under one Act  in

Dhawan

1993 SCC (3)
406

proceedings under the other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Chander Bhan
vs State of Delhi

Delhi HC

498A

04 August 2008

 

Guideline for
498A cases.

42

Chandra Shashi vs Anil Kumar

Supreme Court

PERJURY

14 November
1994

1995 SCC (1)
421,

No one should indulge in immoral acts
like perjury, prevarication and motivated

 

Verma

 

 

 

JT 1994 (7)
459

falsehoods : 2
weeks Jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

Chandrakala
Alias Vandana vs

Bombay HC

HMA 12 1 (c)

23 February
1994

(1994) 96

Wife was
suffering from leprosy since prior to marriage.This material fact

Subhash Dhondiba Gaokhandkar

BOMLR 726

concealed hence Annulment. Wife may
seek Alimony.

 

 

 

 

44

Chaturbhuj vs Sita Bai

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

27 November
2007

(2008) 2 SCC
316

Where the personal income of the wife
is insufficient she can claim maintenance

under Section 125 Cr.P.C.

45

Chhandupriya @ Priyanka vs Rahul

Bombay HC –
Nagpur

HMA 12 1 (c)

17 March 2016

 

Wife has a  lover from prior to
marriage and marriage was not consummated.

Mahod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

Chiranjeev Kumar Arya vs State Of

Allahabad HC

DV

29 June 2016

 

1. Revisional power of High Court
under 482 CrPC held intact under the DV act.

U.P. & Another

 

2. fraud avoids all judicial acts,
ecclesiastical or temporal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Of Income-Tax vs

 

 

 

1978 (2) ELT
624

Tribunal (or court) anywhere in the
country has to respect the law laid down by

47

Bombay HC

CPC

27 September
1977

Bom, 1978 113

the High Court, though of a different
State, so long as there is no contrary decision

Godavaridevi Saraf

 

 

 

 

ITR 589 Bom

of any other High Court on that
question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR(SC)-2011-0-

 

48

D.Velusamy vs D.Patchaiammal

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

21 October
2010

479,
SCC-2010-10-

Relationship in the nature of marriage
for DV Act

 

 

 

 

 

469,ALLSCR-

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-0-2639

 

49

Dalip Singh vs State Of U.P. & Ors

Supreme Court

CPC

03 December
2009

(2010) 2 SCC
114

No Relief if Litigant lies OR supress
material fact and came with Unclean Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

Damanpreet
Kaur vs Indermeet

Delhi HC

DV

14 May 2012

(2013) 1 JCC
306

Well educated earning wife, resigned
on her own will, maint declined.

Juneja & Anr

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

Deb Narayan Halder vs Anushree

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

26 August 2003

(2003) 11 SCC

wife who leaves matrimonial home
without any justification is not entitled to

Halder

303

maintenance under Section 125.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deepak @ Gajanan Ramrao

 

 

 

 

Women lived in with a married person
even after knowing that he is married,

52

Bombay HC

DV

01 July 2015

 

hence this relation cannot be the one
as in marriage, so DV denied to women and

Kanegaonkar vs Soniya Depak

 

 

 

 

 

 

child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deoki Panjhiyara v. Shashi Bhushan

 

 

 

AIR(SC)-
2013-0-

 

53

Supreme Court

DV

12 December
2012

346, (2013) 2
SCC

Judgement against Husband = Until
Marriage is declared Null, Wife is wife.

Narayan Azad

 

 

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

Dimple Khanna vs Anita Advani

Bombay HC

DV

09 April 2015

 

1. For DV Relationship in the nature
of marriage is a must.

 

2. Relatives who did not shared
household cant be made respondents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2005 Kant

Wife was qualified and working before
marriage. She is capable of earning, hence

55

E. Shanthi vs Dr. H.K. Vasudev

Karnataka HC

HMA 24

22 August 2005

417, ILR 2005

maint declined.

 

 

 

 

 

KAR 4981

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

Foreshore Co-Op.Hng.Society Ltd vs

Supreme Court

CPC

08 April 2015

 

Discussion on Jurisdiction.

Praveen D Desai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 (2) ALD

 

57

G. Padmini vs G. Sivananda Babu

Andhra HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

11 November
1999

258, 2000 (2)
ALT

Divorce on Cruelty as wife’s letter to
others regarding husband’s impotency was

 

 

 

 

 

259, II (2000)

cruelty.

 

 

 

 

 

DMC 760

 

58

G. Ramanathan vs Revathy

Madras HC

CrPC 125

16 March 1989

1989 Crl.LJ
2037

Wife cannot seek the same relief from
JM court when matter is pending in Civil

(1)

Court.

 

 

 

 

 

59

G. Shyamala Ranjini vs M.S.

Madras HC

CPC

20 November
2007

 

Related to Audio CD as Evidence.

Tamizhnathan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 AIR SCW

Husband files Divorce on Mental
Cruelty as Wife left husband and refused to

60

G.V.N. Kameswara Rao vs G. Jabilli

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

10 January
2002

162, (2002) 2
SCC

return. Wife also filed police
complaint. Wife pleaded to dismiss divorce using

 

 

 

 

 

296

HMA 23(1)(a) but Divorce granted but
with Alimony.

61

Geeta Singh Deo vs State Of

Rajasthan HC –
Jaipur

DV

17 November
2016

 

Well Educated (PG) Woman (Daughter)
cant seek maint (for further high studies)

Rajasthan

 

unless DV has occurred.

 

 

 

 

 

62

Gian Chand vs Dilpreet Kaur

Punjab-Haryana
HC

CrPC 125, HMA
24

23 February
2010

 

Maintenance awarded in two sections to
be offset

63

Gurbinder Singh vs Manjit Kaur

Delhi HC

CrPC 125

25 January
2010

 

Wife after concealing the material
facts about her own employment and agreement

 

with husband, took exparte order in
her favour, so contempt and fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

Gurudev Gurav vs Jayashree

Karnataka HC

DV

08 January
2014

 

Limitation of DV is one year from
cause of action.

65

Harminder Kaur vs Gurtar Singh

Punjab-Haryana
HC

HMA 24

17 February
2011

 

Maintenance pendente lite and expenses
of proceedings not for those who have

 

income sufficient for support and the
necessary expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

Harpreet Kaur VS Dilvinder Singh

Mahila Court
Delhi

DV

24 May 2011

 

Husband lost job because of complaint,
maintenance denied

Bedi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 CriLJ
110,

Wife should prove that she is unable
to maintain herself in addition to the facts

 

Haunsabai vs Balkrishna Krishna

 

 

 

ILR 1980 KAR

67

Karnataka HC

CrPC 125

13 February
1980

that her husband has sufficient means
to maintain her and that he has neglected to

Badigar

612, 1980 (2)

 

 

 

 

maintain her.

 

 

 

 

 

KarLJ 158

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

Havovi Kersi Sethna vs Kersi Gustad

Bombay HC

HMA13

28 January
2011

 

Details on how CD can be made
admissible in court.

Sethna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

Hemlataben vs State

Gujrat HC

DV

21 October
2010

 

Interim maintenance in DV is refused
as Wife was working.

70

Hima Chugh vs Pritam Ashok

Delhi HC

DV

10 April 2013

(2013) DMC 649

Protection order could be obtained
only against a person who was in domestic

Sadaphule

(Del.)

relationship with the person aggrieved

 

 

 

 

71

Hiral P. Harsora And Ors vs Kusum

Supreme Court

DV

06 October
2006

(2016) 10 SCC

DV can be filed by any woman on any
relative who subjected her to DV.

Narottamdas Harsora And Ors

165

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hussain and Anr vs Union of India

 

 

 

 

1. Speedy trial is a part of
reasonable, fair and just procedure guaranteed under

72

Supreme Court

CrPC

09 March 2017

 

Article 21.

with Aasu vs State of Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Bail application to be disposed in
a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inderjit Singh Grewal vs State Of

 

 

 

AIR(SCW)-2011-0

 

73

Supreme Court

DV

23 August 2011

6259,
SCC-2011-

1 Year limit to DV

Punjab & Anr

 

 

 

 

12-588

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2013(4)
K.L.T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

763),

 

74

Indra Sarma vs V.K.V.Sarma

Supreme Court

DV

26 November
2013

Manu/SC/1230/20

All live-in- relationships are not
relationships in the nature of marriage.

13, AIR 2014
SC

 

 

 

 

 

309, 2013 (9)
LRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 (SC)

 

75

Ines Miranda Vs Santosh K Swamy

Supreme Court

HMA 24

14 December
2009

 

Wife (working) filed Divorce, Husband
(unemployed) filed RCR. Court transfers

 

case at Wife’s city on the condition
that she will pay Maint. For jobless Husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

Iqbal Bano vs State Of U.P. And Anr

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

05 June 2007

AIR 2007 SC
2215

1. Section 125
Cr.P.C.Proceedings under are civil in nature.

2. Divorce Muslim Wife is eligible for
Maint under 125.

77

Jagdish Prasad vs State & Others

Delhi HC

CrPC 125

23 March 2009

 

Wife lied related to her working
status hence Perjury allowed.

78

Jaiprakash Madhukarrao Sahurkar vs

Bombay HC

498A & DV

29 February
2016

 

Judgement Against Husband = DV and
498A can be filed on same facts.

Sarika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79

Jamboo Parasad Jain vs Smt. Malti

Allahabad HC

HMA 15

24 January
1979

AIR 1979 All
260

HMA 15 not apllicable in HMA 11 OR 12

Prabha And Anr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

Jangam Srinivasa Rao vs Jangam

Andhra HC

CrPC 125

03 March 1989

1990 CriLJ
2506

Maximum period for which Wife can claim
maintenance under the procedure

Rajeswari

contemplated under S. 125(3) is one
year.

 

81

Jayanti Deb Das vs Manas Kumar

Tripura HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

19 February
2015

AIR 2015
Tripura

The allegation of adultery made by the
wife appellant and not proved is nothing

Das

25

but mental cruelty.

 

 

 

 

82

Jayesh Uttamrao Khairnar vs State of

Bombay HC –

DV

07 September
2009

2010 ALL MR

Husband got divorce after a separation
of one year. After divorce wife filed DV

Maharashtra.pdf

Aurangabad

(Cri) 2259

hence not maintainable as Domestic
Relation is absent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No arrest can be made because it is
lawful for the police officer to do so. The

83

Joginder Kumar vs State Of U.P

Supreme Court

IPC

25 April 1994

1994 AIR 1349,

existence of the power to arrest is
one thing. The justification for the exercise of it

1994 SCC (4)
260

is quite another.No arrest can be made
in a routine manner on a mere allegation of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commission of an offence made against
a person.

84

Joginder vs State Nct Of Delhi &
Anr

Delhi HC

DV

22 September
2010

2010 (119) DRJ

Interim Maintenance formula evolved by
judge (2:1::husband:dependent)

349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II (1994) DMC

From the time of the marriage, the
Wife was not willing to have intercourse with

85

Justyn Cyril vs Hannah Vasanthie

Madras HC

Divorce Act

20 August 1993

545, (1994)
IMLJ

the husband,
hence Annulled.

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

86

Jyoti Singh vs Yogendra Singh

Supreme Court

HMA 13

14 December
2016

 

Divorce by
husband was transferred to Wife’s city but all cases were to be taken

 

together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

K. Srinivas vs K. Sunita

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

19 November
2014

(2014) 16 SCC
34

Wife had filed a false criminal
complaint, and even one such complaint is

sufficient to constitute matrimonial
cruelty. Hence Divorce.

88

K.Srinivas Rao vs D.A. Deepa

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

22 February
2013

(2013) 5 SCC
226

Divorce on Cruelty as Wife had filed a
criminal complaint and sent letters to

employer of husband. But with Huge Alimony

89

K.Subhadra Patra Vs Mosomat K

Supreme Court

CPC

01 July 2015

 

One can file counter affidavit by
post.

Aadiya Amma & Ors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

K.V. Prakash Babu vs State Of

Supreme Court

498A

22 November
2016

 

Adultery is not Cruelty for 498A

Karnataka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

Kamini Sondhi vs Kapil Sondhi

Delhi HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

09 September
2016

 

Sexless marriage, Wife made false
complaints to husband’s boss, hence Divorce

 

on mental cruelty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified wife sitting idle and
claiming maint. From husband should go and do

92

Kavita Prasad vs Ram Ashray Prasad

Delhi HC

CrPC 125

01 October
2008

 

work for society free of charge as
long as she is claiming maint on acccount of

 

 

 

 

 

 

being unemployed.

93

Kavita vs Harish Raisen

Madhya Pradesh
HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

13 April 2006

2006 (2) MPHT

Divorce on Cruelty as Wife had filed a
criminal complaint.

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

Kiran Bala Asthana And Anr. vs

Allahabad HC

HMA 12 1 (c)

08 February
1982

AIR 1982 All
242

Wife was suffering from Mental
Illness.This material fact concealed hence

Bhaire Prasad Srivastava

Annulment. Wife may seek Alimony.

95

Kiran Dutta vs State & Anr

Delhi HC

DV

11 February
2014

 

DIR is a must before passing orders
under Sec 12 of DV

 

96

Kolla Veera Raghav Rao vs Gorantla

Supreme Court

CrPC

01 February
2011

 

Section 300(1) of Cr.P.C. states that
no one can be tried and convicted for the

Venkateswara Rao And Anr

 

same offence or even for a different
offence but on the same facts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

Koushik Vs
Sangeeta Koushik

Bombay HC –
Nagpur

DV

05 May 2014

 

No Maint in DV to wife or Children if
DV not proved.

Gharami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

Krishnamurthy Nookula vs Savitha Y

Karnataka HC

DV

09 December
2009

 

Enquiry is required where case is not
ex-parte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

Kumaresan vs
Aswathi

Madras HC

HMA 24

21 June 2002

(2002) 2 MLJ
760

Sufficiently
Earning wife not eligible for HMA 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Documents May Be Examined At
Preliminary Stage, If Needed. Under

100

Kunaldev Singh Rathore vs State Of

Madhya Pradesh
HC

498A

02 December
2016

 

Section 482 CrPC the court is free to
consider material that may be produced on

M.P

 

behalf of the accused to arrive at a
decision whether the charge as framed could be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maintained.

101

Kusum Sharma vs Mahinder Kumar

Delhi HC

HMA

14 January
2015

2014 (214) DLT

Not Good for Husbands if wife is not
working = Detailed Affidavit required for

Sharma

493

income and expenditure in matrimonial
cases.

 

 

 

 

 

Lal Kamlendra Pratap Singh vs State

 

 

 

 

1. the Court, if it deems fit in the
facts and circumstances of the case, may grant

102

Supreme Court

IPC

23 March 2009

(2009) 4 SCC
437

interim bail pending final disposal of
the bail application.

Of U.P

 

 

 

 

 

2. arrest is not a must whenever an
F.I.R. of a cognizable offence is lodged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary inquiry may be made before
Registering FIR in Matrimonial

103

Lalita Kumari vs Govt.Of U.P.& Ors

Supreme Court

CrPC

12 November
2013

2014 (2) SCC 1

Matters.If, after investigation, the
information given is found to be false, there is

 

 

 

 

 

 

always an option to prosecute the
complainant for filing a false FIR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Before the wife can claim
maintenance she must show that she is unable to

 

 

 

 

 

 

maintain herself and that her husband
has sufficient means but neglects or refuses

 

 

 

 

 

 

to maintain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Distress warrant for recovery cant
be initiated straightaway before issuing a

104

Laljee
Yadav vs The State Of Bihar

Patna HC

CrPC 125

16 September
2001

2011 (4) PLJR
248

warrant for levying the amount due in
the manner provided for levying fines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. there has to be separate sentencing
upon separate and fresh application after

 

 

 

 

 

 

considering the matter for each month
or part thereof for which maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

remains unpaid. Thus, by no stretch of
imagination, can there be a continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

mechanical remand

105

M vs M

Bombay HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

07 February
2014

 

Divorce on Cruelty as Wife had filed a
criminal complaint. Wife could not prove

 

her allegations in WS, Option open for
applying maint in sec 25 of HMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

M. Srinivasulu Vs State Of A.P.

Supreme Court

498A

10 September
2007

AIR 2007 SC
3146

SC Defines 498A , 304B & Dowry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

consummation has not taken place and
as already referred it was on account of the

107

Maganti Kanakadurga vs Maganti

Andhra HC

HMA 12 1(a)

27 April 2006

AIR 2006 AP
259,

appellant’s repugnancy for
consummation and probably on account of her

Venkateswarlu

2006 (4) ALD
411

reluctance towards consummation due to
her physical disability of not having

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

attained puberty.

 

 

 

 

 

LAWS(BOM)201

 

 

 

 

 

 

1410

 

 

 

 

 

 

,

 

108

Maharashtra Government VS

Bombay HC

CPC

08 April 2011

ALLMR(CRI)201

HC takes actiona against a trial court
judge who went against a previous HC

Rajaram Digamber Padamwar

101825

precedent and declined to abide by it.

 

 

 

 

,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCR(CRI)201136

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

, FAC20112278

 

 

Mahila Vinod Kumari vs State Of

 

 

 

 

Petitioner had tendered false evidence
and had fabricated evidence against the

109

Supreme Court

PERJURY

11 July 2008

(2008) 8 SCC
34

accused persons with the intention
that such evidence shall be used in the

M.P

 

 

 

 

 

proceedings

 

 

 

 

 

 

110

Malathi Ravi vs B.V. Ravi

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

30 June 2014

2014 7 SCC 640

Divorce on Cruelty as Wife had filed a
criminal complaint. But with Huge Maint

for Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

Mamta Jaiswal vs Rajesh Jaiswal

Madhya Pradesh
HC

HMA 24

24 March 2000

II (2000) DMC

Well qualified woman with past work
experience cant sit idle and claim maint.

170

 

 

 

 

 

 

112

Mangesh Balkrushna Bhoir vs Sau.

Bombay HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

23 December
2015

 

Divorce on Cruelty as Wife had filed a
criminal complaint.

Leena Mangesh Bhoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113

Manish Kapoor vs Charu Kapoor

Delhi District
Court

DV

28 August 2010

 

It explains Procedure to be followed
in DV and 125

114

Manish Kumar vs Pratibha

Delhi HC

HMA 24

18 September
2008

 

No Maintenance u/s HMA 24 for working
Women

115

Manisha Tyagi vs Deepak Kumar

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

10 February
2010

I (2010) DMC
451

Cruelty not proved, but both party
were at fault hence judicial separation

 

 

 

 

 

(SC)

 

116

Manju Kamal
Mehra vs Kamal

Bombay HC

HMA 9

18 July 2009

 

Wife not entitiled to maint as HMA 9
was in husband’s favour.

Pushkar Mehra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITR can be given in criminal case
against the State pertaining to dowry related

117

Manoj Kumar Saini vs CPIO

CIC

CPC

24 March 2011

 

issues because public interest in the
administration of justice in a particular case

 

 

 

 

 

 

overrides all other aspects of public
interest,

118

Manoj Kumar Soni vs Deepti Soni

Madhya Pradesh
HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

17 September
2014

 

Divorce on Cruelty as wife makes many
false allegations and also termed

 

husband as impotent, ill treatement to
husband’s parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

119

Manoj Yadav vs Pushpa @ Kiran

Supreme Court

CrPC 125

11 January
2011

 

Different Maxm Quantum of maintenance
fixed by different States by way of

Yadav & Ors.

 

State amendments held to be
unconstitutional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2003 Mad

 

120

Manokaran @ Ramamoorthy vs M.

Madras HC

HMA 24

21 February
2003

212, I (2003)

Sufficiently Earning wife not eligible
for HMA 24

Devaki

DMC 799,
(2003)

 

 

 

 

 

1 MLJ 752

 

121

Marimuthu vs Janaki

Madras HC

CrPC 125

22 February
2008

 

Couple was living separately by mutual
consent, hence maint denied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Divorce on Cruelty as wife makes
many false allegations and also termed

122

Mayadevi vs Jagdish Prasad

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

21 February
2007

AIR 2007 SC
1426

husband as impotent, ill treatement to
husband’s parents.

2.Standard of proof beyond reasonable
doubt not required in matrimonial

 

 

 

 

 

 

disputes.

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2005 Bom

 

123

Meena Dinesh Parmar vs Dinesh

Bombay HC

CrPC 125

04 February
2005

298, 2005 (4)

Maintenence not granted as it is
proved that wife wants to reside separately

Hastimal Parmar

BomCR 672,
2005

 

 

 

 

 

(2) MhLj 305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2005 Bom

 

124

Meena Dinesh Parmar vs Dinesh

Bombay HC

CrPC 125

04 February
2005

298, 2005 (4)

Wife was living at her Maternal
Uncle’s place and refused to return. Maintenance

Hastimal Parmar

BomCR 672,
2005

not granted as it is proved that wife
wants to reside separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2) MhLj 305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 1986 Delhi

 

125

Moina Khosla vs Amardeep Singh

Delhi HC

HMA 12 1(a)

31 January
1986

399, 1986 (10)

As no sexual intercourse has taken
place between the parties, in this case, the

 

Khosla

 

 

 

DRJ 286

requirements of Section 12(1)(a) of
the Act are satisfied

126

Monica Bedi vs State Of A.P

Supreme Court

IPC

09 November
2010

(2011) 1 SCC
284

Double jeopardy applies to punishment
for same offence, not same facts

127

Monika Sharma vs Kuldeep Kumar

Himachal
Pradesh HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

31 July 2015

 

Serious And Unsubstantiated
Allegations Of Adultery Amount To Cruelty

Dogra

 

Offering A Ground For Divorce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 1975 SC

Judgement Against Husband = Wife was
guilty of Cruelty but husband condoned

 

 

 

 

 

1534, (1975) 2

128

N G Dastane vs S Dastane

Supreme Court

HMA 12 1 (c)

19 March 1975

it, subsequent conduct of wife is not
a revival of the original cause of action, so

SCC 326, 1975
3

 

 

 

 

 

Separation
denied.

 

 

 

 

 

SCR 967

 

129

Nachhattar
Singh Alias Khanda vs

Punjab-Haryana
HC

IPC

23 September
2009

2009(4) R.C.R.

False case was
filed and Men Prosecuted. Later on found innocent so compensated

State Of Punjab

(Criminal) 409

by State for Damages.

 

 

 

 

130

Narendra vs K.Meena

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

06 October
2016

 

unsubstantiated allegations of
relations levelled by wife and the threats and

 

attempt to commit suicide by her
amounted to mental cruelty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2008 Delhi
7,

 

131

Narinder Pal Kaur Vs. Manjeet Singh

Delhi HC

HAMA

20 September
2007

148 (2008) DLT

Second wife entitiled for Maint. Under
HAMA section 18

522, I (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMC 529

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 311 Cr.P.C. empowers the court
to summon a material witness, or to

132

Natasha Singh vs CBI (State)

Supreme Court

CrPC

08 April 2013

(2013) 5 SCC
741

examine a person present at “any stage”
of “any enquiry”, or “trial”, or “any other

proceedings” under the Cr.P.C., or to
summon any person as a witness, or to recall

 

 

 

 

 

 

and re-examine any person

133

Naveen Kohli vs Neelu Kohli

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

21 March 2006

2006 (4) SCC
558.

Irretrievable breakdown of the
marriage.Wife filed multiple cases on husband, SC

grants divorce to husband on mental
cruelty ground. But high Maint.

134

Neelam Abhijeet Kadam vs State of

Bombay HC

CPC

02 May 2017

 

Court has to accept pleadings in
english and cant force it to be in vernacular

Maharashtra

 

language.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 (106) DRJ

Parents can kickout their Children.
Definition of Shared Household and

135

Neetu Mittal Vs. Kanta Mittal

Delhi HC

CPC

30 September
2008

6223, 2008 (4)

Matrimonial Home.

 

 

 

 

 

RCR (C) 630

 

 

 

 

 

 

136

Niraj Trivedi vs State Of Bihar And

Delhi HC

498A

04 January
2008

2008 (3) JCC
154

FIR to be registered at place of
crime.

Ors

 

 

 

 

 

 

137

Nishant Hussain vs Seema Saddique

Rajasthan HC –

DV

21 September
2012

2012 Law Suit

One completely isolated incidence is
not DV

& Anr

Jodhpur

(Raj) 1101

 

 

 

 

138

Nitin Ramesh
Dhiwar vs Roopali

Bombay HC

HMA 13 1(ia)

16 August 2012

 

filing of a
false criminal complaint itself amounts to cruelty within the meaning of

Nitin Dhiwar

 

section 13(i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2004
Madras

 

139

P.Kalyanasundaram vs

Madras HC

HMA 25

10 January
2003

43, (2003) 1
MLJ

Judgement Against Husband = Alimony
can be granted even to an erring spouse

 

K.Paquialatchamy

 

 

 

669 (Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bench)

 

140

P.V. Gopalkrishnan vs Kanaksha

Bombay HC

HMA 12 1 (a),
HMA

14 July 1981

1982 (1) BomCR

Wife was suffering from sexual
disorder. This material fact concealed hence

Gopalkrishnan

12 1 (c)

454 a

Annulment. Wife may seek Alimony

 

 

 

141

Padmja Sharma vs Ratan Lal Sharma

Supreme Court

HMA 26

28 March 2000

2000 (2) SCR
621

If wife is working, liability of Child
to be taken care by both parents.

142

Pankaj Mahajan vs Dimple @ Kajal

Supreme Court

HMA 13 1(ia)

30 November
2011

(2011) 12 SCC
1

giving repeated threats to commit
suicide amounts to cruelty.

 

Pranab Kumar Chakraborty vs

 

 

 

(2006) 1 CALLT

Wife filed false 498A, Husband filed
for Divorce on Cruelty but got Divorce on

143

Kumkum Chakraborty

Calcutta HC

HMA 13 1 (i)

05 July 2005

210 HC, 2005 (4)

Irretrievable broken marriage. Wife
got huge Alimony.

 

 

 

 

 

CHN 146

 

 

Preeti Gupta & Anr vs State Of

 

 

 

2010 (3) GLH

Courts admits misuse of 498A in many
cases and quashes the case as Respondent

144

Supreme Court

498A

13 August 2010

258, ( 2010) 7

Jharkhand & Anr

never stayed with complainant. A very
Similar case.

 

 

 

 

SCC 667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

145

Preeti Jain vs Kunal Jain &Anr

Rajasthan HC

HMA

27 May 2016

 

Privilege communication between
husband and wife is admissible in family court

 

proceedings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

Pritam Ashok Sadaphule and others

Supreme Court

DV &498A

19 March 2015

 

Wife files DV at Delhi and 498A at
Mumbai on same allegations and facts, SC

VS State of Maharashtra and another

 

directs both the case to be tried by
one court.

 

 

 

 

 

147

Priyanka Srivastava Vs State of Uttar

Supreme Court

CrPC

19 March 2015

(2015) 6 SCC
287

Preliminary inquiry may be made in
156(3), 156 (3)  applications are to be

Pradesh

supported by an affidavit

148

Putuli Das vs Dina Nath Talukdar

Gauhati HC

HMA 13 1(i)

05 February
2008

AIR 2008 Gau
74

One should give all the facts and
grounds in pleading. Giving it later weakens the

case.

149

R.Logeswari vs K.Arul Jothi

Madras HC

HMA 12 1(c)

20 December
2016

 

Wife filed Annulment and then asked
for transfer to her hometown, Wife was

 

earlier working so Transfer request
declined as she was treated as independent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 (7)
R.C.R.

Wife already getting maint in 125,
hence DV dismissed. Wife has option to

150

Rachna Kathuria vs Ramesh Kathuria

Delhi HC

DV

30 August 2010

(Cr.) 1748,
173

enhance maint in 127

 

 

 

 

 

(2010) DLT 289

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 1996 SC

 

151

Raj Deo Sharma vs The State Of

Supreme Court

CrPC

08 October
1998

3281, 1998 (5)

Right of speedy justice is a fundamental
right as envisaged under Article 21 of the

Bihar

Scale 477; JT

Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998 (7) SC 1

 

 

Raj Kumar Singh @ Raju @ Batya vs

 

 

 

 

if two views are possible on the
evidence adduced in the case one pointing to the

152

Supreme Court

IPC

06 May 2013

(2013) 5 SCC
722

guilt of the accused and the other to
his innocence, the view which is favourable to

State Of Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

 

the accused should be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

153

Rajan Parmar vs Mamta Parmar

District Court
Delhi

DV

10 March 2016

 

Wife more educated than husband,
husband will give maint to wife for one year

 

within which wife has to seek job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

154

Rajasi @ Swapna vs Shashank

Bombay HC –
Nagpur

HMA 12 1 (c),
HMA

06 January
2015

 

Annulment cum Divorce Allowed.
Marriage consummated, suicidal traits in the

 

Dandge

 

13 1(ia)

 

 

wife so
Divorce Allowed.

155

Rama Kanta Vs
Mohinder Laxmidas

Punjab-Haryana
HC

HMA 12,13
1(ia)

07 February
1995

AIR 1996 P H
98

Consent For
Marriage Was Taken By Hiding Imp Facts, Wife was Cruel, so

Bhandula

Annulment and Divorce was granted.

156

Rameshchandra Rampratapji Daga vs

Supreme Court

HMA

13 December
2004

AIR 2005 SC
422

Judgement against Husband = Maint
under HMA 25 is applicable in HMA 9 to 13

Rameshwari Rameshchandra Daga

including 11, 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010(14) SCC
38

 

 

Ramjas Foundation & Ors vs Union

 

 

 

= 2010(15) SCR

 

157

Supreme Court

CPC

09 November
2010

364 = 2010(12)
JT

Unclean Hands, no Relief to be given
by any court.

Of India & Ors

 

 

 

 

134 = 2010(11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCALE 598

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

158

Rampyari & Ors. vs Ms. Kamlesh

Delhi HC

CPC

09 March 2010

 

Fine for Delaying tactics by Lawyer

159

Ravindra Haribhau Karmarkar vs

Bombay HC

CrPC 125

17 July 1991

1992 CriLJ
1845

Wife cannot claim same relief from JM
and Civil Court simultaneously.

Shaila Ravindra Karmarkar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR 2008 AP
98,

 

160

Rayala M. Bhuvaneswari vs

Andhra HC

HMA13

20 December
2007

2008 (2) ALD

Act of tapping itself by the husband
of the conversation of his wife with others

Nagaphanender Rayala

311, 2008 (1)
ALT

was illegal and it infringed the right
of privacy of the wife.

 

 

 

 

 

613

 

161

Renu Mittal vs Anil Mittal & Ors

Delhi HC

DV

27 September
2010

2010 (7)
R.C.R.

No parallel relief in 125 CrPC &
DV for maintenence

(Cr.)