Husband cannot abdicate responsibility to pay maintenance to estranged wife: SC

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday said a husband cannot abdicate the responsibility of paying maintenance to his estranged wife and gave a last opportunity to a man to clear entire outstanding of Rs 2.60 crore along with monthly payout of Rs 1.75 lakh to his wife, failing which he would be imprisoned.

The man, who claimed to have been working on a project of national security in the telecom sector, said that he had no money and sought two years to pay the money.