Mumbai: Observing that a step mother is entitled to receive maintenance from her step sons, the Bombay High Court has upheld a lower court order asking two brothers to pay maintenance to their step mother.
The ruling was delivered by Justice TV Nalawade of Aurangabad bench of the High Court which dismissed the plea of brothers Dr Ravikumar and Shrinivas Chetlawar, who challenged the order of a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) asking both of them to pay Rs 750 per month to their step mother Radhabai.
One of the brothers is a doctor and the other an engineer in Nanded district of Maharashtra. They argued that Radhabai was their step mother and that they were not bound to provide her maintenance even under section 125 of CrPc as had been ordered by JMFC.
They relied upon a Bombay High Court judgement which had observed that a step mother is not covered under section 125 of CrPc, while interpreting the term "mother" and discussing the status of 'step mother'....more
12:49 PM, Nov 11, 2012