Pay hubby to fight for divorce: SC
NEW DELHI: In a rare departure from rules, the Supreme Court has directed a woman to pay Rs 10,000 to her estranged husband, who is unemployed, to
enable him fight their matrimonial dispute in a Bangalore court.
Normally, under Section 125 CrPC, it is the duty of a husband to pay maintenance allowance to his wife during a divorce proceeding or thereafter. But in this case, the apex court directed Ines Miranda to pay Rs 10,000 to her husband Santosh K Swamy, living in Chennai, to fight the legal battle in Bangalore, where Miranda stays along with her daughter, after noting that Swamy was unemployed.
A bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari passed the direction while disposing of a transfer petition filed by Ines Miranda seeking transfer of a case filed by Swamy in a Chennai court to Bangalore.
Source: THE TIMES OF INDIA