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Suo-Motu vs Vallabhkumar Nanjibhai Kakadiya on 10 September, 2018

C/MCA/2122/2015 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD
R/MISC. CIVIL APPLICATION NO. 2122 of 2015

SUO-MOTU
Versus
VALLABHKUMAR NANJIBHAI KAKADIYA

Appearance:
MR BJ TRIVEDI(921) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
MR JT TRIVEDI(931) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
MS JIGNASA B TRIVEDI(3090) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
SUO MOTU(25) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
MR DK NAKRANI(500) for the RESPONDENT(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE MR. R.SUBHASH REDDY
and
HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE VIPUL M. PANCHOLI
Date : 10/09/2018
ORAL ORDER

(PER : HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE MR. R.SUBHASH REDDY)

1. We   have   heard   learned   counsel   Shri   Trivedi 
appearing for the wife of the respondent herein and 
also   learned   counsel   Shri   D.K.   Nakrani   for   the 
respondent.

2. When the matter came up on Board on 19.04.2018, 
this Court has passed following order:

“1. The respondent herein is the husband of one  
Smt.   Parulben   Vallabhbhai   Kakadiya.   The  
respondent is a practicing doctor and presently  
practicing   at   Surat.   On   the   ground   that,   the  
respondent has deserted her and not maintaining  
her, she has filed Family Suit No. 769 of 2005,  
claiming   maintenance   of   Rs.50,000/­   per   month  
under   the   Hindu   Adoption     Maintenance   Act,  
1956. She also filed another suit in Family Suit  
No.   971   of   2005   before   the   Family   Court,  
Ahmedabad,   for   the   relief   of   restitution   of  

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conjugal rights. The Family Suit No. 769 of 2005  
was allowed  in part  by granting  maintenance  at  
the   rate   of   Rs.30,000/­   per   month.  Further 
directions were issued to the respondent to meet 
the   expenditure   towards   rental 
accommodation,where   his   wife   is   presently 
residing.   Family   Suit   No.   971   of   2005   for 
restitution of conjugal rights was dismissed and 
the   appeal   against   the   said   dismissal   is 
pending.

2.When   the   respondent   was   consistently 
disobeying the orders passed by the Family Court 
by   not   depositing   any   amount   towards   the 
maintenance, suo motu proceedings were initiated 
against   the   respondent.   The   respondent   was   not 
paying   the   maintenance   amount   regularly   as   per 
the   orders   of   this   Court,   though   he   has   paid 
some arrears. Even conditional orders passed  by 
this   Court   are   not   complied.   Number   of 
applications   are   filed   by   the   wife   to   execute 
the decree of maintenance but she has not been 
able   to   reap   the   benefits   of   the   decree   of 
maintenance.   It   is   the   case   of   the   respondent 
that, about 1000 sq.mt built up area belongs to 
him in a commercial  complex,  which can be sold 
to recover the arrears. But it appears that the 
said   commercial   place   is   also   not   free   from 
occupation by third parties. It is stated that, 
in   the   execution   proceedings,   a   portion   of   the 
said commercial place is attached.

3.It   is   the   claim   of   the   wife   that,   there   are 
accumulated arrears of more than Rs.45.00 Lakhs 
towards   the   maintenance   and   the   respondent   is 
not paying any amount for the last several years 
and he is staying with another woman and there 
are children from such relationship. It is also 
submitted   on   behalf   of   the   wife   that,   the 
respondent is maintaining two vehicles, but the 
same   are   purposely   kept   in   the   name   of   third 
party.

4.  The   said   allegations   are   denied   by   the 
respondent.  But at the same time, it is fairly 
admitted   by   the   respondent   that,   there   are 

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arrears   payable   towards   maintenance   of   about 
Rs.42.00 Lakhs. The allegations made by the wife 
need not be gone into at this stage. But in view 
of the admitted  fact that there  are arrears  of 
about Rs.42.00 Lakhs, we deem it appropriate to 
issue direction to the respondent to deposit at 
least  1/4th   of   the   said   arrears,   i.e.   Rs.10.5 
Lakhs.

5.  Accordingly,   we   direct   the   respondent   to  
deposit   1/4th  of   Rs.42.00   Lakhs,   i.e.   Rs.10.5  
Lakhs within a period of 6 (six) weeks from the  
date of receipt of this order.

6. The matter be placed on 5th July, 2018.”

3. It   is   also   brought   to   our   notice   that   against 
the order dated 19.04.2018, the respondent Contemnor 
has   carried   the   matter   by   way   of   Special   Leave   to 
Appeal (C)No.16525 of 2018 and the same was dismissed 
as   withdrawn.   The   order   dated   23.07.2018   passed   in 
Special Leave to Appeal (C)No.16526 of 2018 reads as 
under:

“UPON   hearing   the   counsel   for   the   Court  
made the following
O R D E R 
Learned   counsel   appearing   for   the  
petitioner seeks leave of this Court to withdraw  
the Special leave petition. 

The special leave petition is dismissed as  
withdrawn.” 

4.   Though   the   respondent   has   withdrawn   the   SLP 
filed against the order dated 19.04.2018 before the 
Hon’ble Supreme Court, it is submitted that an amount 
of   Rs.10.5   lacs   as   directed   by   this   Court   in   the 

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order dated 19.04.2018 is not deposited.

5. The respondent Contemnor is present in­person in 
the   Court.   It   is   submitted   by   learned   counsel   Shri 
D.K.   Nakrani   appearing   for   the   respondent  Contemnor 
that he has no capacity to pay such amount of Rs.10.5 
lacs.

6. On the other hand, learned counsel Shri Trivedi, 
who   appeared   for   the   applicant   before   the   Family 
Court   and   appearing   on   behalf   of   the   wife   of   the 
respondent herein, has submitted that he has acquired 
the movable and immovable property in the name of the 
third party and though he is having capacity to pay 
the amount as directed by this Court, intentionally 
and willfully, the respondent herein has violated the 
directions   of   this   Court   in   the   order   dated 
19.04.2018.

7. Upon hearing learned counsel for the parties and 
perusing   the   material,   prima­facie,   we   are   of   the 
view that the respondent Contemnor has willfully and 
deliberately   violated   the   directions   issued   in   the 
order   dated   19.04.2018.   Accordingly,   we   frame   the 
following charge on the respondent Contemnor so as to 
proceed further and to give opportunity.

Charge

“You,   Vallabhkumar   Nanjibhai   Kakadiya,   have 
willfully   and   deliberately   violated   the   directions 

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issued   in   the   order   dated   19.04.2018   by   not 
depositing an amount of Rs.10.5 lacs within  a period 
of   six   weeks   as   directed   in   the   order   dated 
19.04.2018.

From   the   material   placed   on   record,   it   appears 
that you have willfully and deliberately violated the 
directions   issued   by   this   Court   attracting   the 
provisions   of  Sections   10  to   12  of  the   Contempt  of 
Courts Act, 1971.”

The   Registry   to   issue   Show­cause   Notice   to   the 
respondent   to   explain   the   aforesaid   charge   by   the 
next date of hearing.

For filing reply on the above said charge, stand 
over to 04.10.2018.

(R.SUBHASH REDDY, CJ)

(VIPUL M. PANCHOLI, J)
piyush

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