The court in its observation on 18th September proclaimed that it is not solely one partner that has to bear the expenses in a live-in relationship and hence cannot be called a criminal offence if expenses are solely borne by the prosecutrix or by both the partners.
The observation was made by Justice Mukta Gupta while granting anticipatory bail to a man involved in a rape case which was filed by the prosecutrix with the allegation that she was made to take upon herself an expense of Rs. 1,25,000 whilst under pressure.
The petitioner also alleged that the petitioner established physical relations against her wishes claiming that there was no problem just because the parents had agreed and allowed their marriage. She also claimed that when she used to express her refusal to anything, he used to assault her physically and mentally.
On the allegations of the Prosecutrix of being assaulted by the petitioner, the Court observed that in this case there was neither any complaint from any side nor MLC which proved in any way that the petitioner used to assault her. Hence, in accordance with this, anticipatory bail was granted to the petitioner upon him submitting a bail bond of Rs.25,000 with one surety of a similar amount.