Vishal Mahajan Vs. State of Punjab [Supreme Court of India, 21-09-2015]

Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 – S. 13 – Divorce – Settlement – a statement had been made by the petitioner-husband with regard to settlement among the parties – the direction regarding the cost awarded i.e. Rs.20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) shall stand deleted as the statement made by the petitioner-husband before the High Court was correct. 5. The appeal is disposed of as allowed to the above extent.

Husband & Wife

JT 2015 (12) SC 97 : 2015 (10) Scale 285 : 2015 (6) RCR (Civil) 585

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

[ANIL R. DAVE] AND [ADARSH KUMAR GOEL] JJ.

21st September, 2015

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.1239 OF 2015

(Arising out of SLP(Crl.)No.6370 of 2015)

VISHAL MAHAJAN … APPELLANT(S)

VS.

STATE OF PUNJAB & ORS. … RESPONDENT(S)

For the Appellant :- Ranjan Mukherjee, Advocate; For the Respondent :- Jasleen Chahal, for Kuldip Singh, Advocate.

J U D G M E N T

ANIL R. DAVE, J.

1. Though served, nobody appears for the respondent wife.

2. Leave granted.

3. Upon perusal of the impugned order, we find that a statement had been made by the petitioner-husband with regard to settlement among the parties.

4. Looking at the facts of the case, the direction regarding the cost awarded i.e. Rs.20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) shall stand deleted as the statement made by the petitioner-husband before the High Court was correct.

5. The appeal is disposed of as allowed to the above extent.