Estranged Barsha Soni seeks maintenance

Balasore: With the hearing of divorce case yet to be completed, former minister Raghunath Mohanty’s daughter-in-law Barsha Soni Choudhury has moved the family court here claiming maintenance.

Alleging that her estranged husband Rajashree Mohanty and in-laws continue to live a lavish life with assets worth crores of rupees, she has demanded that maintenance be provided to her.

“We have filed a miscellaneous case from our side under Sec-24 for maintenance. Rajashree Mohanty, who is my husband, is maintaining two vehicles and owns hotels and agricultural land but I am yet to get maintenance,” said Barsha Soni.

However, the Rajshree Mohanty’s lawyer has denied of having any information regarding the matter.

“We don’t know anything about this, but we will also file a maintenance case because Rajashree is unemployed but his wife Barsha Soni has got sufficient fund at her disposal. She owns a trust named ‘Barshasoni Trust’ and also runs a ‘Kalyan Mandap’. She gets enough money by doing TV anchoring. She has the ability to sustain herself,” said Rajashree’s pleader Harekrushna Das.

Meanwhile, Rajshree’s divorce petition could not be heard yesterday though both the parties were present for the hearing in the same court.