Thursday, April 04, 2013

Non-bailable arrest warrant failing to pay maintenance under DV

Non-bailable arrest warrant failing to pay maintenance under DV

The Bombay high Court has ruled A non-bailable arrest warrant failing to pay maintenance ordered under the Domestic Violence Act.

"The provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code relating to maintenance as also the Domestic Violence Act which are beneficial legislations for protection of women such as the wife in this case are required to be construed so as to benefit those persons for whom they are enacted," said Justice Roshan Dalvi. The court dismissed a petition filed by a city resident who had challenged the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him by a magistrate over his failure to pay maintenance to his wife, despite court orders.
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