A wife is caught lying to the court !! The husband brings proper proof showing that the wife is already employed and so is not eligible for any maintenance or alimony. The wife gets away with a small fine but the court still grants her maintenance at the rate of Rs 15,000 every month. Though the wife is employed and has lied to the court. This is the pathetic state of MEN in India.
WOMAN FINED FOR LYING TO GET HEFTIER ALIMONY
By Nikunj Soni, Ahmedabad Mirror | Updated: May 12, 2018, 02.00 AM IST
The court refrained from filing an FIR against the woman
In an exceptional order that could have a bearing on other cases related to marital dispute, a 36- year-old hospital employee from the city — who lied under oath to seek a fat maintenance from her estranged husband — will have to face a major penalty for ‘perjury’. Despite earning Rs 15,000 per month, she had informed the family court that she was a homemaker and, therefore, liable to get alimony.
The court refrained from filing an FIR against the woman, but imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 for lying under oath. The fine will be deposited in the government treasury. As per case details, Manisha and Kapil got married in 2012. In her petition, Manisha claimed that Kapil had promised him to shift to Australia and take her along with him. “However, Kapil and his parents started torturing her physically and mentally. They kicked her out of the house three months after their marriage,” the petition claimed.
No Relief for Salla
Kapil worked as a software developer and earned a salary of more than Rs 50,000 a month. She claimed that his father who worked in a private bank also earned the same amount. In her petition, Manisha stated that she lived with her father and did not have any means of livelihood. Hence she should be provided monthly alimony of Rs 30,000. However, when the case was heard in court, Kapil moved an application seeking criminal action against Manisha for lying about her financial condition.
He submitted evidence that Manisha works as an administrator at a private hospital and earns salary of Rs 15.000. Before this, she worked with a government university on contract. The court then called Manisha for cross-examination where she confessed that she did earn salary as claimed by Kapil. The court took note of this and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000. However, court also ordered Kapil to provide monthly alimony of Rs 15,000 observing that as per law, “the woman had a right to live a life equal to the one being led by the husband”.
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