<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gujarat high court on Friday rejected a senior citizen’s plea for permission to enter his house, which was constructed in joint partnership with his wife. The court uphold family court’s order in restraining the husband from entering the house, where the wife lives with her children. He has been asked not to disturb them by visiting the house.The husband, Jignesh, putting forth a family court order in the high court, claimed that he contributed Rs 1.5 lakh as his share in the construction of a house in Manjalpur. In support of his claim, he produced a partnership deed between him and his wife. It says that the wife had contributed Rs 1.25 lakh. So he had the right to stay in the house and sought the high court’s permission for a partition in the house.The third division bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice AY Kogje, while rejecting his appeal, confirmed the Vadodara family court’s order of 2016. The family court had told the man that he had no right to enter the house because he had no contribution in the monthly expenses and towards the construction. His wife had refused the existence of any deed. Even the FSL has not confirmed the signature of either. He did not have enough evidence to sustain his part in the fund collection for the house.Jignesh and Jignaben (both name changed) had both married in 1978. Jignesh had a daughter from his first marriage, whereas Jignaben had three children. In 1980, Jignesh lost his private job and because he did not have a regular income, started the family feuds. She, being a regular employee of the ONGC, had borrowed from the corporation to meet the construction cost . She said that because she was the sole investor, her husband had no right to enter the house.WHAT HAPPENEDThe husband, Jignesh, putting forth a family court order in the high court, claimed that he contributed Rs 1.5 lakh as his share in the construction of a house in Manjalpur. The family court stood by the wife who said her husband’s claim was false.
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