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Divorce on grounds of desertion subject to maintenance: SC

The Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that a wife, who has been divorced on the ground of desertion, is entitled to claim maintenance from her ex-husband.

A bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta dismissed the petitioner’s (husband) plea to refer the matter to a larger bench.

“This view has been consistently taken by this Court and the said view is in line with both the letter and spirit of the Code of Criminal Procedure,” said the court.

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