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Bangalore: Kumaraswamy's Second Marriage - HC Dismisses Petition


Bangalore: Kumaraswamy's Second Marriage - HC Dismisses Petition

Bangalore, Apr 9 (PTI): The Karnataka High Court today dismissed a writ petition seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker to disqualify JD(S) state President HD Kumaraswamy from membership of Parliament for allegedly committing bigamy.

The division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen dismissed the petition filed by city-based advocate Sashidhar Belagumba on the grounds of lack of proof.

The petition had contended that Kumaraswamy is prohibited from bigamy as he is a Hindu.

Belagumba had filed the petition in the High Court in 2011, charging Kumaraswamy with going in for a second marriage to Kannada actress Radhika. He contended that the JD(S) leader, a Lok Sabha member, ought to be disqualified from Parliament membership as he has committed a ‘crime’ by marrying again while his first wife Anitha is alive.

The petitioner referred to Section 494 of IPC (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife) and to Radhika’s admission in the press and its confirmation by Kumaraswamy.

The JD(S) leader had also confirmed fathering a child with Radhika, according to the petition, which said Kumaraswamy is prohibited from bigamy as he is a Hindu.

The petitioner, however, had stated that he was not seeking any prosecution of the JD (S) leader. ”Every Indian citizen should be treated equally and the law of the land uniformly applied to everyone as enunciated in Article 14 of the Constitution,” the petitioner had said.

 

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  • Girish Nayak, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    Great..It's a open secret came in all news papers.. DNA test is only best proof..

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  • GANESH KAMATH, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    Kumaraswami is politician so no body can question him , he is cheating his wife and people of Karnataka ,all bureaucracy and law is controlled by this Gouda father and sons .And moreover he is son of ex priminister and ex chief minister .Why we want to worry as long as Radika don’t register RAPE CASE against him.

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  • Sunilraj, Udupi / K.S.A

    Wed, Apr 11 2012

    "NOW RADHIKA NEXT POOJA GANDHI..AFTER SOMETIME..WHO????

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  • Sunilraj, Udupi / K.S.A

    Wed, Apr 11 2012

    "Yes I am truely agreed with Mr. dinesh Poojary..that Now people of Karnataka came to know.. before this useless fellow processing with "GRAMA VASTVYA" cheating people.. he cheated lot of women and all the incidents will come out very soon..

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  • Abdul, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 11 2012

    In Islam a married man can have marriage with another woman with mutual conscent approval or conveincing the first woman for new bond with second woman, If the first Or second woman not aggreed then marriage is voidable contract.

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  • suhail, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Apr 10 2012

    Kumaranna gives life to 2 ladies Ragupathi bhatta kiled his wife he should be in JAIL.

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  • Rehman Konaje, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 10 2012

    "Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife" is punishable for a Hindu...? But, Cheating alive Husband or wife is not punishable crime...? I don't understand..

    DisAgree [11] Agree [37] Reply Report Abuse

  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Tue, Apr 10 2012

    Sir Geoffrey
    Ye Vishayaantha
    Mast 'Shiklaayi'!!

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  • sushma, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 10 2012

    Marrying another guy/girl with the permission of existing partner is acceptable.. but law should be there to punish those who will cheat their partner and marry again.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    What the petitioner doesn't seem to know is, even if bigamy is a clear violation of Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and the violator is punishable for up to 7 years of imprisonment under IPC 494/495, only the complaints from either of the wives can be entertained and not from any Tom, Dick and Harry or Sue, Anne and Mary.

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  • Mohammed , Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    High Court confuses mamla defuse ...

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    When he was CM, he was doing Village Stays (Grama Vasthavya). He used to stay a night in other people house. That time he made relationship with many young women across Karnataka.

    Radhika's relationship also started during that time. But it was during town stay (nagara vasthavya). Now everyone knows his true intention of Grama Vasthavya..

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    Whether HC dismisses petition or not..truth is that already MARRIED KUMARASWAMY married already MARRIED RADHIKA..no one in the world can prove it to be wrong..

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  • DA, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    ”Every Indian citizen should be treated equally and the law of the land uniformly applied to everyone as enunciated in Article 14 of the Constitution,”..then why reservations???

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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/k s a

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife, should be banned to all indian citizens.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    The petitioner should go to Supreme Court now. Imagine if a common man had married two women?

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    I guess petitioner failed to substantiate proofs of his second marriage even if they (accused) accepted in front of press.Radhika and HDK on record showed the public that they were really husband and wife.But Court also needs hard proof instead of circumstantial evidence. Having said,that should accused were average citizens, court might take cognizance circumstantial evidence.Politician's conviction, be it in corruptions or criminal or any kind of litigation were negligible in India95!!!

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  • Gerald, modankap-bantval

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    ”Every Indian citizen should be treated equally and the law of the land uniformly applied to everyone as enunciated in Article 14 of the Constitution,” - BUT POLITICIANS ARE TO BE TREATED IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND DIFFERENT LAWS DESPITE THE SOLID PROOF BUT UNFORTUNATELY OUR JUDICIAL CANT FIND A STRONG EVIDENCE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE CULPRIT !!! GOD SAVE INDIA

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  • MA, Kateel

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    What New In This , I can see lot of my friends as so many girlfriend and cheating wife and her family , U cant do anything for these type of people only we can say is god bless them
    MA
    Kateel

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  • Rakesh shetty, manglaore

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    GOOD DECISION FROM HIGH COURT. WASTE CANDIDATE LET HIM STAY IN HOME OR JAIL.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Apr 9 2012

    This will boost the energy of HDK and soon he will tie a knot to Pooja..

    DisAgree [4] Agree [69] Reply Report Abuse

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