A man, who agreed to pay Rs 1 crore to his estranged wife to settle a matrimonial dispute, has been asked by the Delhi High Court to pay an additional Rs 1 lakh to a school for the blind after it acceded his request to stop a trial on his wife's complaint.
On the plea of Chittranjan Park residents, on the ground that he has already settled his dispute with his wife, justice Suresh Kait quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by her in 2006, accusing her husband of harassing and mistreating her. The wife does not want to pursue her complaint now.
The court, however, also ordered him to pay Rs 1 lakh to the principal of a north Delhi-based Senior Secondary School for Blind Boys within two weeks. "In the interest of justice, I deem it appropriate to impose a cost of Rs 1 lakh upon the petitioner," he said.
Justice Kait ordered the man to pay the money to the blind school on public prosecutor's submission for imposition of cost on the ground that precious government resources and court's time have been consumed in the case since registration of the FIR in 2006.
The public prosecutor said after the FIR was lodged by the wife, the police have already filed chargesheet in the case and the court was to soon begin his formal trial after framing of charges against the petitioner and his family members.