Advocate’s wife demands rs 75 crore from Husband
He is a below-40-year-old advocate, with a comfortable practice. The son of a well-known senior lawyer and a politician, he recently was shocked when his estranged wife slapped on him and his family members a “compensation” demand for causing her “mental trauma” under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 at a South Delhi Family Court. The wife has demanded Rs 75 crore, with Rs 20 lakh as monthly maintenance and a farmhouse as grand in size as the one possessed by her father-in-law, making it perhaps the biggest compensation demand case in the national capital. The advocate has described her allegations as false. Interestingly, she is not yet talking about a divorce in the nine-year-old marriage, although she has been living separately for past one year. How did she reach the figure of Rs 75 crore? In her petition, according to him, she has claimed that her husband is the son of a rich advocate-cum-politician, who owns several farmhouses and flats in the national capital and outside, and that his family possesses expensive cars, watches and jewellery. She is the director in a luxury brand company owned by her father, who is said to be close to a senior Congress leader who is trying to become the party’s chief in Madhya Pradesh. She is also running a popular salon in a South Delhi colony. The advocate husband is not living with his father. For long, he has been residing in a rented apartment. “My fluctuating monthly income from legal practice is less than Rs 5 lakh. Let her fight it out, I am not in a hurry,” he has conveyed to her counsel. “I promise to bear all the education expenses of our four-year-old daughter,” he has said. He has not been allowed to see his daughter for the past six months.