The man had failed to comply with the orders of the court and hadn’t paid maintenance to his wife for the past 10 months.
The Hush Post: A Fazilka court has sentenced a man to 140 days’ imprisonment for failing to provide a monthly maintenance to his wife and daughter despite its orders. However, the judgment is even more interesting. Since the man had failed to comply with the orders for the past 10 months, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Aman Garg ordered him to be imprisoned for 14 days every month for the next 10 months. The man was sent to Fazilka jail as soon the sentence was pronounced.
Paramjit Kaur, the petitioner had moved the court against her Sirsa-based husband Harjinder Singh for failing to obey the court orders. The court issued conditional warrants against Harjinder and he was arrested while in Fazilka. The court had in July 2017 ordered Harjinder to pay maintenance of Rs. 2500 per month to Paramjit Kaur and Rs. 1500 to his daughter Seerat.
The couple had separated in 2016. The daughter lives with Paramjit while Harjinder Singh is a vegetable vendor in Sirsa. Legally, Harjinder had two ways to avoid the bars. Since he has been arrested on conditional warrant, either he can pay lump sum maintenance of Rs. 56000, including interest, to his wife and daughter and avail a bail or move the Sessions Court against the verdict.