Priya Soni vs Pintu Soni on 4 September, 2017

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE FOR RAJASTHAN AT
JODHPUR
S.B. Civil Transfer Appl. No. 72 / 2017
Priya Soni W/o Pintu Soni D/o Lal Chand Ji Soni, Aged About 25
Years, By Caste- Soni, Resident of Village Atbada, Tehsil Sojat,
District Pali (Rajasthan)

—-Petitioner
Versus
Pintu Soni S/o Shri Shyam Lal, Aged About 29 Years, By Caste-
Soni, Resident of Village Kaparda, Tehsil Bilara, District Jodhpur.
P.S. Dangiyawas.

—-Respondent
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For Petitioner(s) : Dr A.A. Bhansali
For Respondent(s) : None present
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HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE VIRENDRA KUMAR MATHUR
Judgment
04/09/2017

This Transfer Application under sec.24 CPC has been filed for

transfer of Civil Original Suit No.99/2016, pending before the

Family Court No.1, Jodhpur Metropolitan to the court of Additional

District Judge, Sojat, District Pali or in the Family Court, Pali.

Briefly stated, marriage between the parties was solemnized

on 29.06.2009 in village Atabada, Tehsil Sojat of District Pali. No

issue born out of the wedlock. The behaviour of the non-applicant

from very beginning was cruel. The petitioner was subjected to

cruelty for demand of dowry. An FIR was lodged by the petitioner

against the non-applicant and his family members, which was

registered as FIR No.151/2012 at Police Station Sojat. However,

after intervention of family members, the parties settled their
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disputes and started living together. Later on, the non-applicant

again started behaving with cruelty and the petitioner wsa left

with no option but to leave the matrimonial home otherwise they

would have killed her. Again an FIR was lodged against the non-

applicant and his family members, which was registered on

17.06.2013 at Police Station Sojat as FIR No.172/2013 for offence

under secs.498A, 406, 323/34 IPC. After investigation, a charge-

sheet was filed and the matter is pending trial before the

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sojat, District Pali.

The non-applicant filed a Divorce Petition under sec.13 of the

Hindu Marriage Act before the Family Court No.1, Jodhpur

Metropolitan, which was registered as Civil Original Suit

No.99/2016. It was contended that the applicant is a lady and on

very date of hearing it is not possible for her to attend the hearing

in the divorce case filed by non-applicant at Jodhpur. It was also

contended that the criminal case filed by the petitioner is pending

before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sojat and the non-

applicant is appearing there.

It was further stated that presently the petitioner is residing

with her parents at Sojat. It was also contended that when

applicant came to Jodhpur for attending hearing of divorce

petition, then the non-applicant threatened her and asked to

withdraw the criminal case otherwise she her family members

will be tortured.

Notices were sent to the respondent. The respondent refused

to take the notices and the same was verified by two witnesses

and the service is considered as completed. Thereafter, nobody
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appeared for the respondent. Even today, nobody appeared for the

respondent nor any reply has been filed. Heard learned counsel for

the petitioner.

The applicant lodged an FIR against the non-applicant and

his family members, firstly FIR No.151/2012 in which after

intervention of family members the parties settled their disputed

and started living together, however, later on the non-applicant

again started behaving with cruelty and a second FIR was lodged

against him, which was registered as FIR No.172/2013 under

secs.498A, 406, 323/34 IPC. In that FIR, after investigation,

challan was filed and Criminal Original Case No.482/2013 is

pending for trial before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sojat.

The non-applicant has filed a divorce petition under sec.13 of the

Hindu Marriage Act before the Family Court No.1, Jodhpur

Metropolitan, which was registered as Civil Original Suit

No.99/2016.

The applicant lady is residing with her parents at Sojat. The

non-applicant is appearing on every date of hearing in the criminal

case pending before the ACJM, Sojat. The non-applicant has also

threatened the applicant for withdrawal of criminal case. In view

of this, it is very inconvenient for the applicant lady to travel all

alone from Sojat to Jodhpur, which is near about 150 kms.

In the facts and circumstances of the case, inconvenient of

the applicant lady is to be looked into in view of ratio of the

judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vaishali Shridhar Jagtap

v. Shridhar Vishwanath Jagtap reported in 2016 (4) WLN

237 (SC) and it is a fit case to be transferred.
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Accordingly, this Transfer Application is allowed and the Civil

Original Suit No.99/2016, filed by the respondent under sec.13 of

the Hindu Marriage Act, pending before the Family Court No.1,

Jodhpur Metropolitan is ordered to be transferred to the court of

Additional District Judge, Sojat, District Pali.

(DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR MATHUR), J.

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