Maintenance awarded under Domestic Violence Act cannot be enhanced under CrPC: Karnataka High Court

The Court held that for enhancement of maintenance under the CrPC, the original award of maintenance should have been under the provisions of the same law.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court recently held that maintenance awarded under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act cannot be enhanced under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) [Shivanand v. Basavva].

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