Skip to content


Meenakshi Ammal Vs. J. Balakrishnan - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai High Court
Decided On
Judge
Reported in1980CriLJ1200
AppellantMeenakshi Ammal
RespondentJ. Balakrishnan
Excerpt:
- .....the proper course to be adopted in this case is to remit the matter to the magistrate for enquiry afresh on the petition filed by the petitioner. the revision is allowed and the matter is remitted to the judicial i class magistrate, tiruchirapalli who will take the petition on file and enquire it afresh unbiased by any observations made in this order.
Judgment:
ORDER

Maheswaran, J.

1. This revision is against the judgment of the Judicial I Class Magistrate, Tiruchirapalli made in M. C. No. 827 of 1976. The wife filed an application under Section 127 of the Code of Criminal Procedure praying for increase in the maintenance amount granted to her in M. C. No. 438 of 19:73). The learned Magistrate in dealing with that application observed that generally the Court has no power to alter the order passed by it for maintenance, but under Section 127 an application can be maintained, and that the words 'changed circumstances' appearing in Section 127 will only point to the change of circumstances of the wife and not to the change of circumstance of the husband, the respondent in the petition. This view of the Magistrate is wrong. The plain import of Sub-section (1) of Section 127 is that a provision is made therein for an increase or decrease of the allowance consequent on a change in the circumstance of either party at the time of application for alteration. Here, the allegation is that the source of income of the husband had increased. Therefore, the proper course to be adopted in this case is to remit the matter to the Magistrate for enquiry afresh on the petition filed by the petitioner. The revision is allowed and the matter is remitted to the Judicial I Class Magistrate, Tiruchirapalli who will take the petition on file and enquire it afresh unbiased by any observations made in this order.


Save Judgments// Add Notes // Store Search Result sets // Organizer Client Files //