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Rajiv Hiranandani     … Petitioner
Namrata Zakaria … Respondent

Ms.Edith Dey, for the Petitioner.
Ms.T.F.Irani, for the Respondent.
Both the parties are present.

DATED  : 30th  July, 2014.

1. Heard learned counsel for the parties.

2. The Petitioner herein, is challenging the order dated 3rd December, 2013, passed by the learned Family Court Judge, Bandra, Mumbai,   below Exhibit – 6 in Petition No.C­141 of 2012, by which  the petitioner has been directed to pay Rs.50,000/­,  by way of ad­hoc interim maintenance.

3. By consent, the impugned order dated 3rd December, 2013, passed by the learned Family Court Judge, Bandra, Mumbai,   below Exhibit – 6 in Petition No.C­141 of 2012,  is quashed and set aside.  As far as second prayer of the petitioner, seeking transfer of the case is concerned, the said prayer is rejected as it is without   substance and devoid of merit.

4. Learned Counsel for the Respondent submits that the respondent has moved an application before the Family Court, seeking amendment to the main petition, being Petition No.C­141 of 2012, for   deletion of the reliefs sought for under the Domestic Violence Act.  Learned Counsel for the Petitioner states that she will not oppose the amendment application, wherein the amendment is for deleting the reliefs sought for  under the Domestic Violence Act.   Learned Counsel for the Respondent states that the respondent be permitted to   file a fresh application seeking interim maintenance under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act.

5. The application  preferred by the respondent, seeking amendment to the  Petition No.C­141 of 2012, be decided as expeditiously as possible and in any event within one month from the date of  receipt of this order.

6. If   the   Respondent   files   a   fresh   application,   seeking   interim maintenance in  Petition No.C­141 of 2012,   under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, the     learned Family Court Judge, to decide the same as expeditiously as possible and in any event within two months from the date of filing of the said application.

7. In the meantime, without prejudice to the rights and contentions of the   petitioner,     the   petitioner     shall   pay   costs   of   Rs.50,000/­   to   the respondent, within four weeks from today. The said costs shall be paid in two   installments   of   Rs.25,000/­   each,   to   the   respondent.   The   first installment of Rs.25,000/­ shall be paid within two weeks from today and the   second   installment   of   Rs.25,000/­       be   paid   within   two   weeks thereafter.  The learned counsel for the petitioner states that the said costs will   be   paid,   by   the   petitioner,   without   prejudice   to   his   rights   and contentions.

8. As the impugned order is being set aside by consent, it is made clear that this Court has not gone into the  merits of the case.  Needless to state, that   the     said   order   passed,   is   without   prejudice   to   the   rights   and contentions of both the parties.   All contentions of both the parties are expressly kept open.

9. The Petition is disposed of on above terms.

10. Parties to act on the authenticated copy of the order.


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