SARWANI DEVI Vs. UNION OF INDIA
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
UNION OF INDIA
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(1.) This Civil Appeal is directed against order dated
30th August, 2005 passed by the High Court of Judicature of Rajasthan, Bench at Jaipur in D.B.C Writ Petition(C)
No.5438 of 1993 whereby claim of family pension of writ
petitioner Smt. Anchi Devi (respondent no.6 herein) was
allowed and the pension, which was being paid to
respondent (appellant before us) was directed to be
stopped after notice to her.
(2.) Brief facts of the case are that Shri Rajender Singh,
husband of the appellant, was a constable in Central
Reserve Police Force, who died on 17th February, 1983
during the period of active service. The appellant being
widow was granted liberalized pension on the death of
Shri Rajender Singh. It appears that she got remarried on
30th June, 1989 to one Shri Rohtash Kumar. Subsequent to her remarriage, she was granted ordinary pension.
(3.) Respondent no.6, Smt. Anchi Devi, the mother of the
deceased constable, filed a Writ Petition before the High
Court claiming family pension on the ground that
appellant Smt. Sarwani Devi had got remarried. In the
Writ Petition, Smt. Sarwani Devi (the present appellant)
was not impleaded as a party. The High Court while
allowing the Writ Petition filed by respondent no.6
directed that the respondent authorities may discontinue
the benefits given to the widow of Shri Rajender Singh.;
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