A woman’s plea for alimony was turned down by a court after it was learnt that she earns around Rs 20,000 a month as an IT professional. The court came to know about her income after her estranged husband gave her PAN card number to the judge.
THE ALIPORE court has turned down a woman’s plea for alimony after learning that she earns around Rs 20,000 a month as an IT professional. The court came to know about Nailini Motwani’s income after her Mumbai-based estranged husband, Rajesh, gave her PAN card number to the judge.
Nalini, who married the software engineer on January 7 last year, had alleged in her petition that her husband and in-laws tortured her regularly for dowry. Unable to bear the torture, she said she left her husband early this year and started living in her parents’ house in Calcutta.
"My husband earns Rs 50,000 a month and is quite capable of providing me with maintenance. The court should ask him to pay me Rs 20,000 a month," Nalini said in her petition. She claimed that she had no source of income and that her family was poor.
Opposing the prayer, Rajesh’s lawyer Somnath Mukherjee submitted that Nalini’s statements about her financial status were "false and fabricated".
"It’s not true that the petitioner is poor. She has a bank account, lives a luxurious life and owns a car. She earns a lot and pays income tax. Her income can be assessed through her PAN card number, which my client knows," said Mukherjee.
As directed by the judge, the lawyer gave him the PAN card number. Following an assessment of Nalini’s income tax return, the court came to know that her monthly income is at least Rs 20,000, the amount she has been seeking as her monthly maintenance.
"The petitioner has also invested in mutual funds and trades in shares," the lawyer submitted. After hearing both sides, the judge dismissed the petition, saying: "The petitioner had failed to satisfy the court. She can maintain herself."
Lawyers pointed out that these days even homemakers could have PAN cards. "Some husbands show part of their income as their wives’," said a lawyer.
Men like you who support feminazis need to be sent to the cleaners. Only then would you understand how men are suffering. Its a pity and shame that men are supporting feminazis to loot and extort their own gender, Shame, shame!
The feminists who talk about equality should know that there is a price to pay for equality. No feminazi would support alimony for men while they want women to get the same equality of opportunities in jobs etc. That's equality for you. The sooner more and more men are sent to the cleaners, the better for men's rights. I wish you be the next victim of 498A to understand what it means to be branded a criminal and a terrorist in India. Its time more and more men are sent to the cleaners.
it will be a good precedent for the public and the legal system which gives extraordinary weightage to women plea in such cases. There have been cases of working women blackmailing their husbands on grounds of alimony.