HC dismisses plea of CS’s wife seeking financial support for study of daughter abroad

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Jaipur: In major relief to the Rajasthan Chief secretary O P Meena, the high court has on Thursday dismissed an appeal by his estranged wife Geeta Singh Deo seeking financial support for the study of his daughter in the UK.

Geeta has approached the high court after her similar prayer has been turned down by the lower courts. Geeta had sought 700 British pounds per month from Meena for the education of her daughter Geetanjali. Geetanjali is now pursuing another post-graduate course at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom after her post graduation from Nottingham University.

The single bench of Justice Prashant Agarwal said Geetanjali is now more than 30 years old and just being daughter does not make her automatically eligible for her claim for support from father for all her expenses. She could earn to support her studies as she is continuing her studies in the UK against the wishes of her father.

Geeta alleged that her husband who is having a monthly salary of Rs 1.96 lakhs is not supporting the study of their daughter and she was made to bear all her education expenses which is beyond her financial capability. But OP Meena argued that his daughter had gone to the United Kingdom without his permission and consent. 

She had already completed one post graduate course and again doing another course and seems to have no plan to return. He had said he is ready to contribute to the expenses of marriage of his daughter but no obligation to support a study for such a long period in a foreign country which is being carried on without his permission.