Matrimonial disputes assuming alarming proportions: HC

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New Delhi, May 26: Matrimonial disputes have assumed alarming proportions in the national capital and such discords affect families on both sides, the Delhi High Court has said.

"It has become common place for matrimonial disputes to assume alarming proportions in the city of Delhi and the flames raised with such discord engulf entire families on both the sides," Justice Siddharth Mridul said.


The court observed this while granting pre-arrest bail to the uncle of a woman whose in-laws had lodged an FIR under various sections of the IPC including house-trespass, theft in dwelling house and common intention against her, her mother and her uncle.

It observed that the present proceeding is a "counterblast to the complaint of domestic violence filed by a woman against her husband and in-laws".

"It is observed that the woman and her mother have already been enlarged on bail by the trial court. Added to this is the circumstance that the applicant (woman's uncle) has joined the investigation and made himself available for questioning by the police in the subject FIR. "In view of the foregoing, the present application is allowed.

In the event of his arrest, the applicant shall be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs 25,000 with two sureties of the like amount to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer/Station House Incharge subject to the condition that he shall continue to cooperate with investigation and make himself available for questioning to a police officer, as and when called upon to do so," the court observed.

Initially, the woman had filed a domestic violence case against her husband and in-laws. Later on the woman's in-laws had lodged the present case which is pending for adjudication. The woman's husband had also filed a proceeding against her, seeking divorce on the ground of cruelty.


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