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Section 17 Indian Divorce Act 1869

Section 17 Indian Divorce Act

Section 17 of the Indian Divorce Act 1869 is about Power of High Court to remove certain suits. It is under CHAPTER III (DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE) of the Act.

Power of High Court to remove certain suits

During the progress of the suit in the Court of the District Judge, any person suspecting that any parties to the suit are or have been acting in collusion for the purpose of obtaining a divorce, shall be at liberty, in such manner as the High Court by general or special order from time to time directs, to apply to the High Court to remove the suit under section 8, and the Court shall thereupon, if it thinks fit, remove such suit and try and determine the same as a Court of original jurisdiction, and the provisions contained in section 16 shall apply to every suit so removed; or it may direct the District Judge to take such steps in respect of the alleged collusion as may be necessary, to enable him to make a decree in accordance with the justice of the case.

See also  Section 47 Indian Divorce Act 1869

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