The Punjab and Haryana high court has held an official of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) guilty of contempt for not complying with the court orders in a matrimonial dispute case with his Moga-based estranged wife over maintenance.
The official, Rajesh Gupta, a general manager with New Delhi office, has been asked to comply with the June 2019 order within a month, failing which he will be imprisoned for two months with a fine of Rs 2,000.
Rajesh got married to the Moga woman in 1989 but the relations between the couple soured a year later and they started living separately.
In June 2019, the high court ordered him to pay the woman Rs 25,000 per month and their daughter Rs 20 000 per month from January 2012. While the future maintenance was to be paid monthly, the arrears were to be paid in three equal installments starting from July 2019.
Gupta, however, failed to comply with the order.