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IBM executive told to pay alimony to wife, girl

Observing that interim maintenance is required to ward off vagrancy, a Delhi court has upheld the grant of monthly alimony to a woman and her daughter by a magisterial court.

delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2011 23:02 IST

Observing that interim maintenance is required to ward off vagrancy, a Delhi court has upheld the grant of monthly alimony to a woman and her daughter by a magisterial court.

Additional sessions judge Manu Rai Sethi gave the order on the plea of the estranged wife of an IBM executive, seeking to increase the alimony.

"The trial court, in considered opinion of this court, had rightly observed that purpose of grant of interim maintenance is to avoid the vagrancy of wife and children," the judge said while upholding the magisterial court order, which had fixed the monthly alimony at Rs 17,500.

The woman, a resident of Vikaspuri, had approached the sessions court challenging a magisterial court's order to her husband to pay her and their daughter Rs 17,500 per month.

The woman sought her alimony to be raised to Rs 41,500 contending that a civil court, whom her husband had approached for divorce, had fixed the said amount.

The civil court's order, however, could not be implemented as her husband had withdrawn the divorce plea before it could be decided, she said.

In her complaint, the woman claimed she along with her minor daughter was living separately from her husband as he used to harass her. The woman had sought maintenance under Section 125 of the CrPC making it mandatory for a man to provide for maintenance to his wife, children and parents.