HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD, LUCKNOW BENCH
?Court No. – 19
Case :- APPLICATION U/S 24/ORDER 39 RULE 2-A CPC No. – 107 of 2018
Applicant :- Smt. Mamta Mishra
Opposite Party :- Principal Judge Family Court Bahraich And Another
Counsel for Applicant :- Alok Srivastava
Counsel for Opposite Party :- Pawan Kumar Mishra
Hon’ble Rajan Roy,J.
The applicant herein seeks transfer of proceedings under Section 7, 10 and 20 of Guardian and Wards Act which is pending before the Family Court at Bahraich to Gonda where she is residing with her minor son.
The contention of the learned counsel for the applicant is that she is not receiving any maintenance and does not have her own source of livelihood. She is dependent solely upon her parents. She is unable to do pairavi of the case pending at Bahraich on account of distance of 50 kilometers between the two cities and also on account of the fact that she is a lady having a minor son and has to look after the needs of the son. Furthermore, it is emphatically contended that whenever she visits the Court at Bahraich to pursue her case she is being pressurized to enter into a compromise and is being threatened, therefore, she feels unsafe and this is adversely affecting her in pursuing her cases against the opposite party. It is also contended that as far as criminal case pending at Bahraich is concerned, an application for its transfer is also proposed to be filed shortly.
Learned counsel for the opposite party opposed the application on the ground that a criminal case is already going on at Bahraich and the applicant has also engaged a lawyer on her behalf in the said case but has not moved any application for its transfer, however, on being confronted with the fact that the applicant is a lady who does not have any means of livelihood and is not even being paid maintenance by the opposite party as also the fact that she has a minor son the learned counsel for the opposite party could not satisfy the Court as to why the proceedings should not be transferred to Gonda except for saying that the opposite party himself does not earn much.
Be that as it may, the opposite party is a male and better placed than the applicant who has to look after her minor son also and does not have any means of livelihood, therefore, in view of the aforesaid circumstances and reasons, it is ordered that Case No. 36/70/14; Narendra Kumar Mishra Vs. Smt. Mamta pending before the Principal Judge, Family Court, Bahraich shall be transferred to the competent Family Court at Gonda.
Requisite steps in this regard shall be taken by the concerned.
It is further made clear that the proceedings which have already taken at Bahraich shall form part of the records, meaning thereby, now the Court at Gonda shall proceed from the stage already reached by the Court at Bahraich and there shall be no de novo proceedings.
The application is allowed to the aforesaid terms.
Order Date :- 29.1.2020