Goa BJP leader Anil Hoble to now face contempt of court proceedings

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The already beleaguered State BJP Vice-President Anil Hoble will now have to face Contempt of Court proceedings in the matrimonial dispute pertaining to his estranged daughter-in-law who is now residing in Mumbai.

Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today stated that he has been instructed by her to initiate contempt of Court proceedings against the Hobles for having suppressed from the Goa Court, the 21st June 2018 order passed by Bombay High Court at Mumbai staying all their matrimonial proceedings in Goa.   

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Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that after hearing both the parties Justice Sandeep Shinde by a judgment passed last month on 29th March directed that all the cases pertaining to the Hoble Matrimonial dispute be now transferred to the Family Court in Bandra. Justice Sandeep Shinde agreed that owing to Anil Hoble’s political clout his daughter-in-law might not get justice in Goa.

Rejecting the plea by the Hobles that the cases be heard in Goa, Justice Shinde in his order said, “In my view, the applicant’s wife would be deprived of a fair trial if she is made to contest proceedings in Goa given the facts and circumstances of the case.”

In July 2017, a case was registered at the Women’s Police Station in Panaji against Anil Hoble, his wife Sandhya and son Milind for allegedly assaulting and harassing their daughter-in-law for dowry. She was rescued from the Hoble household at Merces and the trio was booked under Section 498-A, 323 (domestic violence causing hurt), 506 (ii) (criminal intention) read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 3 and 4 of  Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

On December 15, 2017, the Court of Civil Judge, Senior Division, ‘B’ Court at Panaji rejected the daughter -in-law’s application for maintenance after which she was forced to move to her parents’ house in Mumbai along with her two little kids while moving the Bombay High Court in Mumbai that her matrimonial cases be transferred from the Goa Court to the Family Court in Bandra.  

Adv. Rodrigues has stated that despite the 21st June 2018 High Court order staying the proceedings in Goa the Hobles on 29thJune 2018 moved Divorce proceedings before the ‘B’ Court in Panaji which has been proceeding ex-parte with the final arguments now scheduled for 22nd of this month.

Pointing out that the conduct of the Hobles was a clear and rank contempt of Court, Adv. Rodrigues has accused the Hobles of trying to deviously and fraudulently obtain a Divorce decree in Goa while the High Court had transferred the entire matrimonial dispute to the Family Court at Bandra in Mumbai.  

Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the Hobles need to be severely punished for this gross and blatant Contempt of Court.  

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