Court asks Rajashree to pay Rs 16,000 per month to Barsa Swony

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Balasore: A family court here today passed the final order asking Rajashree Mohanty, son of former minister and senior BJD leader Raghunath Mohanty, to pay Rs 16,000 per month to his estranged wife Barsa Swony Choudhury as maintenance.

The court, in its interim order in January this year, had asked Rajshree to pay Rs 25,000 per month. He had also deposited the amount in January and Barsa Swony had received the amount.

After the interim order, Rajashree’s lawyer Harekrushna Das had said that he would challenge the order in the High Court.

“Rajashree is unemployed but his wife Barsa Swony has got sufficient funds at her disposal. She owns a trust named ‘Barsa Swony Trust’ and also runs a ‘Kalyan Mandap’. She gets enough money by doing TV anchoring. She has the ability to sustain herself. We would move high court against the order,” Das had said.

Alleging that her estranged husband Rajashree Mohanty and her in-laws continue to live a lavish life with assets worth crores of rupees, Barsa Swony had filed a miscellaneous case under Sec-24 last year demanding Rs 60,000 as monthly maintenance.

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