IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Date of decision : 7.2.2018
Ritu ……. Petitioner
Sachin ……. Respondent
CORAM : HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE KULDIP SINGH
Present:- Mr. Amit Kumar Jain, Advocate for the petitioner.
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 is aggrieved by the order dated 27.4.2015 passed by
learned District Judge, Jind vide which in an application filed under Section
24 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, maintenance pendente lite @
` 7,000/- per month was allowed to wife-respondent therein to maintain
herself along with her two minor children, from the date of filing of the
application. She has also been granted ` 5,500/- as one time litigation
On the last date of hearing, learned counsel for the petitioner
sought adjournment to produce some documents with respect to the income
of the respondent-husband. It is stated that no such document is
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A perusal of the impugned order dated 27.4.2015 passed by
learned District Judge, Jind, shows that both parties belong to middle class.
Present petitioner is B.A./B.Ed and having two minor children. Respondent-
husband is running a sanitary store at Jind and is an income tax assessee.
Father of the respondent-husband is in COMA and lying admitted in the
Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, there is no
ground to hold that respondent-husband is having much more income in
hand and is in position to pay more than ` 7,000/- per month as
maintenance. In the absence of any evidence, there is no ground to modify
the order dated 27.4.2015, passed by learned District Judge, Jind for
enhancement of compensation already granted to petitioner-wife.
Whether speaking / reasoned Yes
Whether Reportable: No
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