It is often found that the litigants coming before the court chose to speak blatant lies and do so with complete impudence, the court said.Lying on affidavit and deposing falsehood in the witness box…
Wife Can Be Prosecuted For Lying Before Court To Claim Maintenance:
BY: ASHOK KM
14 Nov 2016 10:43 AM
It is often found that the litigants coming before the court chose to speak blatant lies and do so with complete impudence, the court said. Lying on affidavit and deposing falsehood in the witness box is much not unusual in litigation, especially when it is a matrimonial one.
The ego clashes between the parties, the husband and wife, catalyses the otherwise usual tendency to lie. But this recent order by Gujarat High Court is a warning to such people. Also Read – Guj HC Orders Removal Of Police Protection Granted Mechanically For Fencing Disputed Land [Read Judgment]
The Gujarat High Court has upheld a trial court order which ordered prosecution of a lady for blatantly lying before the court to claim maintenance from the husband. Stating that his wife had suppressed the fact that she gets permanent alimony from her former husband and lied in affidavit, an application was moved before the Family Court, Rajkot, by the husband, to take action against his wife under Section 195 read with Section 340 CrPC for committing an offence under Sections 191, 192 and 193 of the Indian Penal Code, which was allowed by the trial court. The wife approached the high court seeking quashing of this order.