Punjab and Haryana HC has requested a Chandigarh household courtroom to adjourn proceedings in a home violence grievance case in opposition to a former decide past the itemizing of the identical earlier than the HC

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The Punjab and Haryana excessive courtroom has requested a Chandigarh household courtroom to adjourn proceedings in a home violence grievance case in opposition to a former decide past the itemizing of the identical earlier than the excessive courtroom.

The excessive courtroom acted on the plea of justice Rajiv Narain Raina (retd), who had challenged his summoning on the grievance by his spouse filed earlier than the household courtroom final 12 months. Justice Raina retired in July 2020.

The excessive courtroom bench of justice Vivek Puri has a sought response from his spouse, Sweet Meena Raina, by February 23. She had made a grievance underneath Part 12 of the Safety of Girls from Home Violence Act, 2005, in opposition to him final 12 months, and appearing on the identical, the trial courtroom had taken cognisance of the identical and summoned him on September 20, 2021. Within the excessive courtroom, he had sought quashing of the grievance in addition to the summoning orders.

Justice Raina had argued that he’s affected by “severe well being points” and is aged about 63 years. The spouse has been offered a flat in Chandigarh and he’s additionally paying the water and electrical energy expenses for the premises and in addition paying a sum to the extent of 15,000 per thirty days on account of upkeep. He has two sons, who’re residing with him. The household courtroom handed an order on September 20 “in a mechanical method” with out even contemplating the report of the designated officer and in addition didn’t consider the truth that he by no means joined inquiry proceedings, he had instructed courtroom, including that he’s open for an “amicable settlement”. Paying attention to the submissions, the excessive courtroom has sought a response by February 23, asking the trial courtroom to adjourn the case past the date mounted within the excessive courtroom.


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