The High Court Of Madhya Pradesh
(VIMAL Vs UMA BAI @ PAPPI)
Jabalpur, Dated : 16-03-2020
Shri Sandeep Kachhi, learned counsel for the petitioner.
Heard on the question of admission.
This petition has been filed under Article 227 of Constitution of India
questioning the validity of order dated 23.01.2020 (Annexure P/1) passed by
the Family Court, Khandwa whereby the Court while deciding the application
filed by the wife under Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act awarded
maintenance pendente lite @ of Rs.3000/- per month and Rs.5,000/- towards
cost of the litigation. As per the direction given by the trial Court Rs.5,000/-
has to be paid in two installments, first installment of Rs.2,500/- would be
paid before starting the evidence of applicant and Rs.2,500/- in terms of
second installment would be paid before starting the evidence of non-
Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that so far the award of
maintenance pendent lite is concerned, he has no objection but he is objecting
the amount of Rs.5,000/- awarded towards litigation expenses.
However, on perusal of order passed by the Court, I do not find any
infirmity in the order.
It is made clear that the amount of Rs.5,000/- which has to be paid
once that too in two installments. However, the petitioner would pay the
amount of Rs.3,000/- per month towards maintenance pendent lite to the
The petitioner is, therefore, without any substance is hereby dismissed.
Digitally signed by NITESH PANDEY
Date: 18/03/2020 16:43:33