[Maintenance] Section 125, CrPC a summary remedy, strict proof of essential marriage rites not required: Allahabad High Court

"Section 125 CrPC proceeds on de facto marriage and not marriage de jure. Thus, validity of the marriage will not be a ground for refusal of maintenance if other requirements of Section 125 CrPC are fulfilled."
[Maintenance] Section 125, CrPC a summary remedy, strict proof of essential marriage rites not required: Allahabad High Court
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The Allahabad High Court recently observed that under Section 125 (dealing with maintenance) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), strict proof of performance of essential marriage rites is not required (Irshad Ali v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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