Magistrate can not grant maintenance U/S 125 of CRPC after declining relief under Domestic violence – Supreme Court

Once the learned Magistrate declined to grant maintenance for reasons specified, it was not open for him to assume jurisdiction in a proceeding under section 125 of the Cr.P.C. which was not pending before him and was a completely independent proceeding to direct grant of maintenance under the same. The two being independent proceedings, the … Read more Magistrate can not grant maintenance U/S 125 of CRPC after declining relief under Domestic violence – Supreme Court