New Delhi, Sept 3 (ILNS) A Delhi Court today asked Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh to allow his estranged wife Shalini Talwar to visit her marital home and pick up her belongings on Sunday the 5th of September, 2021.
The Singer appeared before the Tis Hazari court in connection with domestic violence case filed by his wife Shalini Talwar. The singer said that all the charges against him are ‘false and malicious’.
Both parties, as well as the parents of Honey Singh were present in person. Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh counselled the parties in her chamber at length. Lawyers of both the parties were also present. After going through the Counselling for one and a half hours the Court directed Honey Singh to allow the wife to visit her matrimonial home. The Court in its order said, “It is mutually decided between the parties that the petitioner shall visit the matrimonial home with her 2 lawyers and the protection officer on Sunday 5 September with required workforce to handle the belongings. The petitioner shall take all her belongings from the matrimonial house to a place convenient to her. The entire visit shall be videographed, ” the court directed.
The Court said, “I hope there will no unhealthy conversation or exchange of words between the parties during this process on Sunday.”
Earlier on August 28, Honey Singh’s counsel Ishaan Mukherjee had sought exemption from appearing in the court that day but assured the court that he will appear before the court on the next date of hearing(Today).
Senior Advocate Rebecca John alongwith lawyers Ishaan Mukherjee, Pragati Banka, Arjun Parashar and Megha Bahl appeared for Honey Singh.Singh’s counsel moved an application under section 16 for an in-camera hearing. The same is to be argued on the next day of the hearing.
The lawyer of the singer submitted his income report to the court in a sealed envelope.
The wife Shalini Talwar was represented by Sandeep Kapur, Senior Partner, Karanjawala & Co, along with a team from Karanjawala & Co, comprising of Rajat Soni, Niharika Karanjawala, Apoorva Pandey, Gudipati Kashyap and Kallakuri Sharat Kumar.
Singh’s lawyer requested the court to have an in-camera hearing. The same will be argued on the next day of the hearing.
As per the petition, the petitioner was thrown out of the matrimonial home on March 20 while Honey Singh has stated that she left from home as per her own will on March 16.
The Court also said: “We will sit down together and see if we can reach a conclusion amicably regarding residence. If not, I will hear the matter in detail and pass an order.”
The Court listed the matter for September 28 as the next date of hearing in the matter to hear arguments on the petitioner’s prayer of residence as well as on the question of interim compensation.
“The Respondents (Honey Singh and others) also criminally intimidated the Applicant (wife), caused her extreme duress and torture. The Applicant (wife) has suffered immense pain and hurt from the respondents throughout the marriage. The entire events as stated evidently show that the Respondents have indulged in cruelty, physical, mental, sexual, economic and have tortured the Applicant wife immensely. As such the Applicant wife is entitled to a compensation of Rs. 20,00,00,000 (Rupees Twenty Crores) from the Respondents, ” read the petition.
The complainant urged the court to pass a protection order under section 18 of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and asked the singer to pay compensation under the provision of the PWDV Act 2005 and to release the Stridhan and other material.