HIGH COURT OF MANIPUR
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MV MURALIDARAN, J. -
(1.) This Criminal Revision Petition has been filed by the petitioner against the order dated 30.07.2016 passed in Criminal
(Maintenance) Case No. 17 of 2015 on the file of the Family Court,
(2.) The petitioner is the respondent and the first respondent is the first petitioner in Criminal (Maintenance) Case No. 17 of
2015. The second respondent is the son of the first respondent and the petitioner herein.
(3.) The respondents herein filed Criminal (Maintenance) Case No. 17 of 2015 under Section 125 Cr.P.C. seeking
maintenance from the petitioner herein alleging that the first
respondent was married to the petitioner in May, 2016 under
Manipur Muslim Customs and lived together as husband and wife
at the residence of the petitioner at Sora Maning Leikai P.O. &
P.S. Kakching, District Thoubal, Manipur till she was compelled to
leave her matrimonial home for her parental home at Yairipok
Changamdabi P.O. & P.S. Yairipok District Thoubal, Manipur. It is
stated that from the wedlock respondent No.2 was born and is
staying with the first respondent. It is stated that after the birth of
the second respondent, the petitioner took one Marjina from
Thoubal Moijing as his second wife and is now living with her.
After taking his second wife, the petitioner began to neglect the
respondents and started ill-treating them by neglecting to provide
food and other necessities. Since the health of the respondents
became bad to worse, they were compelled to leave the
matrimonial home. It is also stated that the first respondent has no
source of income of her own and she has no one to support them.
According to the respondents, the petitioner was working as Jawan in the Indian Army and earning Rs.40,000/- per month besides getting agricultural income of Rs.1,00,000/- from the lands owned by him. Stating so, the respondents have filed Maintenance Case claiming maintenance of Rs.20,000/- per month from the petitioner herein. ;
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