Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 14
When a couple tied the knot for the second time after parting way with their spouses, little did they know that the issue of maintaining nine children from their previous marriages would soon confront them.
Acting on their protection petition, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in an exceptional order today, asked them to file separate affidavits on how they planned to maintain the children from their previous marriages.
Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan of the HC also asked the couple to come out with the details of their moveable and immoveable properties. This, the Bench asserted, would “enable the court to grant some maintenance to the minor kids of both the petitioners”.
The matter was placed before Justice Sangwan’s Bench after the couple from the Nuh area sought directions to the authorities concerned for the protection of their life and liberty. Acting on their petition filed against the State of Haryana, Justice Sangwan, during the preliminary hearing of the matter, observed that the woman was stated to be 29 years old, while the groom was 35.
Justice Sangwan added that the petition stated this was the second marriage of both petitioners, who were in love with each other for the past two years. Five children were born out of the woman’s first marriage before they went in for a divorce as her husband used to allegedly maltreat her.
Referring to the plea, he said it was stated that four children were born out of the man’s first wedding as well. Both the petitioners were now residing together, but were apprehending threat to their life and liberty at the hands of their family and previous spouses.
High Court seeks Property details
Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan asked the couple to come out with the details of their moveable and immoveable properties. This, the Bench asserted, would “enable the court to grant some maintenance to the minor kids of both the petitioners”.
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