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HC asks Omar to participate in maintenance case without delay

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High today directed former Chief Minister to participate "without any delay" in the maintenance proceedings involving his estranged wife in a family here.

Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said Omar should address the arguments in the matter before the family on December 12 and "would not seek any adjournment and without any delay".


The passed the order on Omar's plea challenging the maintenance proceedings involving his estranged wife Payal Abdullah.

It had earlier reserved its order on Omar's plea which had claimed that the moved by Payal and their two sons seeking maintenance from him, was not maintainable.

Payal's counsel had vehemently opposed Omar's plea and said the leader's wife has been deserted for over a year and "left to beg to pay the fees" of their two sons.

Omar's lawyer had argued before the high that Payal had her own business and a house in the national capital and therefore she has to first establish that she cannot maintain herself to be entitled for the relief.

The lawyer had also contended that their two sons were adults now and therefore, they too cannot seek maintenance.

In his plea, Omar had sought directions to the family here to first decide the maintainability of Payal's plea before it decided on the issue of interim maintenance.

He has also challenged the family court's September 9, 2016 order issuing summons to him in the maintenance case.

The next date of hearing before the family is December 12, the lawyers had told the high

On August 30 last year, a trial had dismissed Omar's plea seeking divorce from Payal, saying he had failed to prove irretrievable breakdown of their marriage.

His appeal in the high against the trial decision is still pending.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 15:55 IST
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