205 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
T.A. No.750 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : February 26, 2018
Kulwinder Kaur ……. Petitioner
Jagdip Singh ……. Respondent
CORAM : HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE KULDIP SINGH
Present:- Mr. Sunil Agnihotri, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Dinesh Mahajan, Advocate for the respondent.
1. Whether the Reporters of local newspaper may be allowed to
see the judgment ?
2. To be referred to the Reporter or not.
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the digest ?
KULDIP SINGH J. (ORAL)
Petitioner seeks transfer of a case filed under Section 9 of the
Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, titled as “Jagdip Singh vs Kulwinder Kaur”,
pending in the Court of learned Addl. Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.), Gurdaspur, to
a Court of competent jurisdiction at Mukerian.
Learned counsel for the petitioner states that the parties have a
minor child, who is living with the father (respondent). A petition under the
the aforesaid case should also be transferred to Mukerian Courts.
Learned counsel for the respondent has opposed the present
petition on the ground that as per Guardian and Wards Act, 1890, the case
has been filed at the wrong Court, whereas it has to be field in the Court, in
whose jurisdiction the minor is living, which is Gurdarspur.
It is further stated that the distance between Gurdaspur and
Mukerian is only 25 Kms.
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I am of the view that there is a straight road between Gurdaspur
and Mukerian. Therefore, there is not much difficulty for the petitioner to
pursue her case at Gurdaspur Courts. Thus, there is no ground to transfer the
aforesaid petition to Mukerian Courts.
As such, the present petition is dismissed.
However, the learned Addl. Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.), Gurdaspur
is directed that in view of the fact that the parties are young and have a
minor child, the matter be referred to the Mediation and Conciliation Centre
at Gurdaspur with a direction to make efforts for compromise between the
February 26, 2018
Whether speaking / reasoned Yes
Whether Reportable: No
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