New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM, Omar Abdullah’s divorce petition against his estranged wife Payal Abdullah was rejected by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The High Court said there was no merit in Omar Abdullah’s divorce plea.
A panel of Justices Sanjeev Sachdeva and Vikas Mahajan has upheld the trial court’s decision that refused divorce to Abdullah.
In 2016, the trial court ruled that there was no merit in the case. Abdullah urged for a divorce from his wife, Payal Abdullah, citing cruelty towards him. The court found that the cruelty allegations were vague and unproven.
According to the court, Abdullah could not prove any kind of torture, whether physical or mental, that could be deemed as cruelty. In 2016, the trial court rejected Abdullah’s divorce plea, stating that he couldn’t establish his claims of “cruelty” or “desertion,” the grounds he cited for the divorce decree.