Unemployment, low income not valid excuses for failing to pay maintenance to wife and children under Section 125 CrPC: Karnataka High Court

A single-judge Bench of Justice Jyothi Mulimani said that a father cannot shirk his responsibility from maintaining the family, in particular, his minor son under the garb of doing a coolie job.
Unemployment, low income not valid excuses for failing to pay maintenance to wife and children under Section 125 CrPC: Karnataka High Court

Unemployment and low income cannot be cited as excuses to escape payment of maintenance to wife and children under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the Karnataka High Court has held.

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