HARIRAM DHALUMAL KARAMCHANDANI Vs. JASOTI
LAWS(BOM)-1962-6-2
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (FROM: NAGPUR)
Decided on June 15,1962

HARIRAM DHALUMAL KARAMCHANDANI Appellant
VERSUS
JASOTI Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

NUSSERWANJI PESTONJI WADIA VS. ELEONORA WADIA [REFERRED TO]



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JUDGEMENT

- (1.)The applicant Hariram has filed this application against the order of the Assistant Judge, Nagpur, in Civil Appeal No. 200-A of 1960, rejecting his appeal against an order under Order 7, Rule 10, Civil Procedure Code, by which the Civil Judge, Senior Division, Nagpur returned his peti-tion for granting a decree of divorce under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act for presentation to proper Court.
(2.)No appearance is put in on behalf of the opponent though names of two counsel are shown as having entered appearance on behalf of the opponent. Shri R. N. Deshpande, an Advocate of this Court, intimated at the commencement of the hearing that Shri K. S. Mishra was in charge of the case and he had no instructions. I have declined to adjourn the hearing as the case was posted as first case on today's board of which notice was duly given in the Daily Board.
(3.)The case of the applicant is that he was married under Hindu law to the opponent Shrimati Jasoti in August 1944 at Karachi in Sindh before the partition. There is no doubt that Karachi is now a part of Pakistan and therefore a foreign territory. The allegation in the plaint is that about six months prior to the partition, the applicant discovered that his wife [the opponent) had deceived him into marriage and that she was not faithful. They therefore separated while in Karachi about six months prior to the partition. That partition of India took place on and from 15th August 1947. As soon as the scheme for partition was launched the applicant came to India and so did the opponent Jasoti but separately. The applicant's case is that after having separated from his wife at Karachi itself about six months prior to partition, they never resided together and in fact he was not aware of the whereabouts of his wife since partition. The applicant took a job in Delhi and is now serving, with the Government of India as a gazetted Officer in the Export Import Department of the Central Ministry. It is alleged that the opponent Shrimati Jasoti is employed in the Telephone Department at Nagpur and is alleged to be staying with someone in adultery at Nagpur. The applicant, did not know about the whereabouts of his wife till 1953 when some correspondence seems to have commenced between the two. Thereafter the applicant came to Nagpur and made enquiries and learnt that the opponent was leading an adulterous life. He therefore filed an application in the Court of the Civil Judge, Senior Division, Nagpur, on 30th August 1959, claiming a decree for divorce on the ground that the opponent was living in adultery.


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