This judgment from Hon’ble High Court of Bombay is part of Celebrity Cases Series and pertaining to a wonderful actor we all know in India as Om Puri.
The dole out made by the Family Court at Bandra, awarding the following ‘interim maintenance’ to the respondent and her minor child:
(a) Rs.1,25,000/- per month to the respondent;
(b) Rs.50,000/- per month towards the minor child.
The aforesaid amount of interim maintenance is over and above the sum of Rs.1,15,000/- towards the actual education and medical expenses of the minor child, which the petitioner has been paying and continues to pay to the respondent and the minor child.
The above even after Om Puri has already been doing the following:
- allowing the knife to enjoy 6 properties of his including 3 flats in Versova, ANdheri (W)
- made payments towards club fees, electricity charges, gas bills, motor car insurance, salary towards cook, driver, taxes, society charges, travelling expenses, telephone charges, licence fees towards occupation of certain apartments, apart from actual money, the total of which would aggregate to approximately Rs.70,00,000/- for the period between November 2012 to September 2013.
- The circumstance that there are several bank accounts and fixed deposits in the name of both the petitioner and the respondent, which have virtually been frozen by the respondent. Therefore, a situation has arisen, whereby the petitioner is disabled from utilising the amounts in such fixed deposits and bank accounts on one hand, and at the same time the petitioner is required to make payments towards maintenance to the respondent and the minor child
- The circumstance that the petitioner on his own has been paying an amount of Rs.1,15,000/- to the respondent and the minor child, apart from bearing significant financial burden towards their maintenance and upkeep, as aforesaid;
- The circumstance that the petitioner bearing the expenditure with regard to educational and medical needs of not just the minor child but also the respondent’s ailing mother
This resembles the death grip of a python, isn’t it? I will let you read the remaining part of the colorful judgment.Om Prakash Puri Vs Nandita Puri on 14 October, 2014