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Litigant Moves Delhi HC For Non-Release Of The Certified Copy Of An Order By Family Court: HC Calls For Records

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Litigant Moves Delhi HC For Non-Release Of The Certified Copy Of An Order By Family Court: HC Calls For Records
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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday summoned the records of a matrimonial case from the Rohini Family Court, following the filing of a writ petition by a litigant complaining of the non-release of the certified copy of an order passed in July 2020.

In this case, the petitioner had filed an application for divorce by mutual consent. On July 20, 2020, the Family Court passed an order allowing the first motion. However, despite multiple attempts, the certified copy of the order that has been passed by the Principal Judge, has not been issued to the Petitioner. Further, the counsel for the petitioner has been informed that the order passed on July 20, 2020 was not signed by the Presiding Office and hence is not being issued.

As the certified copy of the first motion has not been received, the petitioner stated that she is unable to move the second motion.

A single bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh asked the High Court Registrar General to call for the records of the case from the Family Court in physical or electronic form within a day.

“Let the entire records of the said case be summoned by tomorrow, by a special messenger, either in an electronic or in a physical form. Ld. Counsel for the Respondent shall also seek instructions in this regard.” the Court said.

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