(2) (1999) 7 SCC 675, Dwarika Prasad Vs Bidyuth Parva Dixit. ( Strict proof of marriage is not necessary to claim maintenance under the section)
(3) (2004) 5 SCC 196 Vijakumar Prasad Vs State of Bihar. (Proceedings are quasi civil in nature, and not intended to punish the wrongdoer.)
(4) (2008) 9 SCC 672 shaila Kumari Devi Vs Krishnana Bhagwan pathak( implied powers to grant interim maintenance)
(5) (2011) 1 SCC 141. Chanmuniya Vs Virendra Kumar Singh Kushwala (long cohabitation without valid marriage, presumption of marriage and maintenance can be granted.
The Criminal Petition filed u/s. 482 of Cr.P.C. is hereby allowed.