Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court said that articles belonging to a woman can’t be retained by her husband after the annulment of marriage.
The observation comes after the court refused to quash the proceedings against the man in a criminal case.
The man, a resident of Mumbai, had challenged the criminal proceedings initiated by his former wife in a Bengaluru court.
According to the woman, her family had paid Rs 9 lakh as ‘stridhan’ before their marriage in 1998 and demanded the money back with 9 per cent interest, according to a report in Times of India.
In 2009, the woman filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws over the issue. Challenging the trial court order refusing to discharge them in the case in 2018, the woman’s former husband approached the high court.
The man said their marriage was dissolved by the Bombay High Court and that Rs 4 lakh was paid by him as permanent alimony to his former wife.
Meanwhile, the woman claimed that the amount paid by her husband did not contain Rs 9 lakh ‘stridhan’ paid before their marriage and that he can not the said amount.
The Karnataka High Court justice Nagaprasanna observed that the amount of Rs 9 lakh was separate from the alimony paid to the woman.Justice Nagaparasanna also noted that all the belongings of the wife brought by her can’t be retained by her husband’s family after the divorce.