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Wife Can Be Prosecuted For Lying Before Court To Claim Maintenance: Gujarat HC

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:

Gujarat HC

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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. 

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Hyderabad: IAS officer gets 30 days in jail for getting man arrested unlawfully

IAS officer gets 30 days in jail for getting man arrested unlawfully

Sagar Kumar Mutha | TNN | Updated: Aug 25, 2018, 10:10

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The judge also slapped a penalty of Rs 2,000 on the IAS officer and directed the Telanagana govt to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the unlawful arrest & detention of the retired employee.

The judge pronounced this order in a contempt plea filed by a retired government employee.

HYDERABAD:

Taking a serious view of the conduct of an IAS officer who displayed “vindictive attitude” towards a retired government employee for availing legal remedies from the Hyderabad high court, Justice P Naveen Rao on Friday convicted IAS officer K Siva Kumar Naidu in a contempt case and sentenced him to one month in prison.
The judge also slapped a penalty of Rs 2,000 on the IAS officer and directed the Telanagana government to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the unlawful arrest and detention of the retired employee.
The judge pronounced this order in a contempt plea filed by A Buchaiah of Mahabubnagar, a retired government employee. According to him, when he was constructing a marriage function hall in his land, some people complained to the joint collector (JC), Siva Kumar Naidu, stating it was an illegal structure. The JC stayed the construction on July 1, 2017. An aggrieved Buchaiah approached the high court and challenged the stay order. The HC, vide its order dated August 29, 2017 stayed the JC’s order. This enraged the JC who then invoked his magisterial powers and ordered the local circle inspector to send Buchaiah to jail for two months and 29 days.

Buchaiah spent some time in jail and came out on bail. Later, he filed a contempt plea against the JC stating that his action was not only vindictive but also contemptuous.
Justice Naveen Rao studied the case and concluded that the JC had violated the law and convicted him.
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