[Section 125 CrPC] Husband cannot escape liability to pay maintenance by entering into agreement with wife: Gauhati High Court

Such an agreement, the High Court said, is against public policy and would be void.
Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan, Gauhati High Court
Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan, Gauhati High Court

The Gauhati High Court recently held that right to receive maintenance from husband under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is a statutory right of a wife and the husband cannot escape from his liability by signing an agreement to the contrary.

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