In a bizarre incident, a man in Gujarat sought his girlfriend’s custody from her husband and ended up being slapped by a fine by the state’s high court. In the realm of love, anything is possible. But when it comes to the law, things can get complicated, as one man recently discovered in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
This man had fallen head over heels in love with a woman who was already married. But their love was strong, and they decided to live together, signing a live-in relationship agreement to cement their commitment.
However, their happiness was short-lived. The woman’s family and in-laws came and took her back to her husband, leaving the man heartbroken and desperate to win back his lover’s affection.
With no other options, the man approached the Gujarat High Court, filing a habeas corpus petition for his girlfriend, claiming that she was being held against her will by her husband. He sought directions to the police to get custody of the woman from her husband and hand her over to him.
The state government opposed the petition, and the high court agreed with the state’s argument. Moreover, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the boyfriend, citing the man had no locus standi to file the petition based on the live-in relationship agreement.
The Facts of the Matter
The world of law is full of surprises, and sometimes, the cases that come before the court are nothing short of bizarre. every now and then, a case comes along that is so unique, so strange, that it leaves everyone scratching their heads.
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The Dramatic Case of Man Seeking Custody of GF
Such was the case in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat, where a man sought custody of his girlfriend from the woman’s husband, based on a live-in relationship agreement they had. While the man approached the court hoping for a wonderful future with his girlfriend, he left with a fine imposed on him.
In the Banaskantha district of Gujarat, a man found himself in a legal tangle when he sought custody of his girlfriend from her husband on the basis of their live-in relationship agreement. The man approached the Gujarat High Court and filed a habeas corpus petition, stating that the woman was being held against her will by her husband.
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The Twisted Tale of Love & Heartbreak
According to reports, the man and his girlfriend were in love despite the woman being already married to another man. They decided to live together and even signed a live-in relationship agreement to solidify their commitment. But their happiness was short-lived when the woman’s family and in-laws came and took her back to her husband, leaving the man heartbroken and desperate to win her back.
Case Filed, State Gov Opposes Order, Court Agrees
With no other options left, the man turned to the Gujarat High Court, hoping to win back his lover’s custody. He claimed that she was being held against her will by her husband and sought the court’s directions to get her back.
However, the state government opposed his petition, stating that the man had no legal standing to file such a case since the woman was still married and had not obtained a divorce.
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Court Fines Man for Filing Petition
The court heard the case and ultimately agreed with the state government’s argument. The bench of Justice V M Pancholi and Justice H M Prachchhak stated that the petitioner had no locus standi to file the petition based on the live-in relationship agreement.
Ultimately, the man ended up being imposed with a fine of Rs 5,000 and learnt a lesson that while love may be blind, law certainly is not.
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