Whether an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Statutoy Board who was competent to appoint an arbitrator as per the terms of the contract even after expiry of 30 days notice to him for the appointment of an arbitrator, as per law ?

Yes, an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of Statutory Board even after the expiry of period of 30 days notice to him by the opposite party provided the opposite party has not invoked the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble High Court of the concerned place having jurisdiction over the matter, in the…

I am living separately from my wife at Ambala and am also having divorce proceedings with my wife. My son aged 6 years is in the custody of my wife who lives in Sonepat. She is neither allowing me to meet my son or nor she is allowing me to talk to him. What are my legal rights?

You can file a case against her for custody of your child. In a recent judgment, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has settled the  law that the Parent who is denied custody of the child should have the right to talk to his/her child for 5 to 10 minutes everyday. A child, especially a…

I had filed a complaint of cheque bouncing in the court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (JMIC) at Amritsar. The amount of cheque is ₹ 5 Lacs. I have been informed by my counsel that due to delay in filing the complaint, my case has been dismissed. What is the remedy now left out to me, please advice?

If the complaint filed by your counsel indicated adequate and sufficient reasons for not being able to institute the complaint within the stipulated period, the impugned order of dismissal of complaint can be set aside. The reasons for delay in filing the complaint beyond the period stipulated in the Negotiable Instrument Act has to be…

I am running a criminal case with my brothers. The offences are non-compoundable. The dispute was of a civil nature as part consideration of my share of the property was not paid to me and then offence of cheating has been registered in the matter against the purchaser of the property. Can the criminal case be compromised although it is non-compoundable.

Where dispute between the parties predominantly or overwhelmingly seems to be of a civil nature and dispute is a private one between two private parties, even though offences alleged are non-compoundable, offences can be compounded. The jurisdiction to compound the offences and quash the FIR lies within the powers of High Court of the concerned…

I am running a case of divorce proceedings and my wife has leveled frivolous allegations of illicit relations and love affairs with another woman what is the effect of such allegations in the divorce proceedings ?

Allegations of illicit relations and love affairs of husband raised by the wife in her written statement and in  such case  if she fails to leave any evidence in support of her allegations to prove the same, it amounts will amount to ‘cruelty’  even when such a plea is not taken in the divorce petition,…