Savitri v. Govind Singh, 9 October 1985.

  • Published 1987 in Annual review of population law


The Court held that a Magistrate has the power under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code to make an order directing a person to pay a reasonable sum as interim maintenance pending disposal of an order for maintenance, even though nothing in Section 125 explicitly confers such a power. It ruled that such a power was implied in the Code since the purpose of the Code is "to compel a man to perform the moral obligation which he owes to society in respect of his wife and children."

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@article{1987SavitriVG, title={Savitri v. Govind Singh, 9 October 1985.}, author={}, journal={Annual review of population law}, year={1987}, volume={14}, pages={71} }