Can wife of second marriage solemnized during first obtain pensionary benefits of dead husband? Madras High Court refers issue to larger bench

The second marriage took place while the first wife, who was the petitioner's sister, was still alive. The first wife later passed away.
Justice S Vaidyanathan
Justice S Vaidyanathan

The Madras High Court recently referred to a larger Bench a petition filed by the second wife of a deceased man seeking disbursement of her husband’s pensionary benefits to her (Malarkodi v. The Chief Internal Audit Officer).

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