Omar Abdullah challenges maintenance proceedings: Delhi High Court seeks wife’s reply

Omar claimed the petition moved by Payal Abdullah and their two sons seeking maintenance from him was not maintainable as she had her own business and a house in the capital

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Omar Abdullah court case with wife National Conference chief Omar Abdullah. The High Court listed the matter for further arguments on November 29. File Photo

The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the stand of Payal Abdullah, estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, on his plea challenging maintenance proceedings in a family court.

Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked Payal to file her response by November 24 on Omar’s plea claiming that the petition moved by her and their two sons seeking maintenance from him was not maintainable.

During the hearing, Omar’s lawyer argued before the High Court that Payal had her own business and a house in the national capital and therefore she had to first establish that she cannot maintain herself to be entitled for the relief. The lawyer also contended that their two sons were adults now and therefore, they too cannot seek maintenance.

In his plea, Omar has sought directions to the family court to first decide maintainability of Payal’s plea before it decides the issue of interim maintenance. He has also challenged the family court’s September 9, 2016 order issuing summons to him in the maintenance case.

The next date of hearing before the family court is December 9, the lawyers told the High Court which, thereafter, listed the matter for further arguments on November 29.

Earlier a trial court on August 30 last had dismissed Omar’s plea seeking divorce from Payal Abdullah, saying that he had failed to prove irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. His appeal in the High Court against the trial court decision is still pending.

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  1. R
    romi
    Nov 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm
    Typical muslim mentality Get married to hindu woman then dump her Probably Omar also paying for Ndtv Nidhi Razdan his long time girl friend for whom he divorced Payal but did not marry her Probably she was of no use to him after fall of UPA Omar is another useless dynasty politian
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