High Court Upholds Maintenance Order in RPFC No. 125 of 2019

High Court Upholds Maintenance Order

High Court Upholds Maintenance Order

The Karnataka High Court recently ruled on RPFC No. 125 of 2019, a case concerning maintenance obligations. Here’s a simplified breakdown of the judgment:


The petitioner, Angaswamy @ S. Kumar, challenged a maintenance order issued by the Family Court, Tumakuru, under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.P.C), providing Rs.10,000/- per month to his wife, Sowmya P, and Rs.5,000/- per month to his minor son, Mithil.

Petitioner’s Argument:

Angaswamy, claiming to be a tractor driver with limited income, argued that he couldn’t afford the maintenance amount set by the Family Court. He sought dismissal of the petition based on his financial constraints.

Court’s Decision:

After reviewing the arguments, the High Court upheld the maintenance order, emphasizing Angaswamy’s duty to support his family. Despite his claims of low income, the court estimated his earning potential as a tractor driver and considered other possible sources of income. It deemed the awarded maintenance amount of Rs.15,000/- per month for both wife and son as appropriate and necessary for their livelihood.


This judgment reaffirms the legal obligation of spouses and parents to provide maintenance, ensuring the well-being of dependents. It underscores the court’s role in assessing and enforcing maintenance orders to uphold familial support structures.

In conclusion, the High Court’s decision in RPFC No. 125 of 2019 highlights the importance of maintenance obligations and sets a precedent for similar cases, ensuring financial support for spouses and children in need.

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