Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Estranged wife seeks 50% share

, TNN | Jun 6, 2013, 04.17 AM IST

CHANDIGARH: In a possible first-of-its-kind case in the city, an estranged wife of a Chandigarh-based millionaire businessman on Wednesday moved a petition before the local court pleading directions to provide 50% share in the joint family property of her husband.

It has come at a time when a proposed law to legally entitle estranged wives to 50% share in the properties of their husband and in-laws' family is under the purview of the Parliament. The petitioner, Sonia Gupta, also pleaded the court for a separate residence as per the status of her in-laws' who live in a posh house at an upscale sector, and be able to maintain the same lifestyle that she and her husband, Ajay Gupta, used follow during their happy time.

Apart from this, she also pleaded directions to be provided with a car and a driver as per the status of her in-laws. Taking up the petition for hearing, the local court issued notices to the joint owners in Sonia's matrimonial family property. They are to file their replies on June 11.

The petitioner also pleaded for directions by the court to restrain Ajay and his family from alienating, transferring or creating any third party interest/right by way of sale, gift, mortgage, or by creating any other encumbrance in various movable and immovable properties held/ owned/possessed by them. She has submitted various details of the properties owned by her husband and in-laws in and around Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana and overseas.

Sonia got married to sector-27-based Ajay on November 18, 2010. It was the second marriage of both the parties. Soon after the marriage, the couple shifted to Delhi at the residence in Patel Nagar.

Sonia alleged that on March 9, 2012, Ajay took her from Delhi to Ludhiana on the pretext of attending the last rituals of a relative and left her there promising to return and take her back. After two days, when Ajay did not return, Sonia reached their Delhi home but was refused to enter by her matrimonial family. On police enquiry, Ajay claimed that the house was his brother's. He was a tenant in the house and vacated the same a week ago. Further Sonia was also refused entry at Ajay's Chandigarh residence.

"Being unemployed and having no source of income, I am forced to pursue this litigation against Ajay and his family in Delhi and Chandigarh. All my belongings including garments, official documents, IDs, passport etc are lying at the Chandigarh house," she informed. While a dowry case against Ajay was already pending in Delhi, he filed a divorced petition against Sonia