In this case, there was mischief played by husband together with his mother to usurp the portion of home which is in the name in wife.
From Para 9,
Therefore, in view of foregoing discussion this Court holds that the petitioner is entitled to reside her own house as she is the absolute rightful owner of the house sanctioned to her by the government under DK Patta for an extent of Ac.0-03 cents in the Sy.No.214 of Maddipadu village.
From Para 10,
In exercise of the powers conferred under section 37 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, the Central Government makes rules under Rules 6 :- Application to the Magistrate:- (1) Every application of the aggrieved person under section 12 shall be in Form-II or as nearly as possible thereto. Hence, from the perusal of the aforesaid provision of law, it is clear that it is not imperative for the court to file Form-II.
Further see section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005:- An applicant/complainant can be filed before the Court either by an aggrieved person or by a Protection Officer or any other person on behalf of the aggrieved person. In this way section 12(1) does not contemplated that such application should invariably be accompanied by a report from a protection officer. On perusal of proviso appended to the provision, it appears that before passing any order on the application, it is obligatory on the Court to take into consideration any report received by it from the protection officer or the service provider. Neither it is obligatory to the Court to call such report nor it is necessary that before issuance of the notice to the respondents it was obligatory for the court to consider the report. However, if any report from the protection officer is available before the Court that shall taken into consideration, but the law does not impose pre-condition for the Court to call for a report from the protection officer.
Challa Mahalakshmi Vs Challa Babu Rao on 16 April, 2018
Domestic Violence, is, perse, not a criminal offence, but is defined extensively and comprehensively to include various conditions.
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