Yo Yo Honey Singh and his wife, Shalini Talwar, appeared before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court on Friday, in connection with the domestic violence case filed by the latter, and were counselled by Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh, Live Law reported.
The rapper had failed to appear physically before the court at the previous hearing on August 28, citing medical problems and had assured he would be present at the next hearing.
When the couple appeared before the court on Friday, the magistrate counselled Singh and Talwar in her chambers for one and half hours.
The court said that Talwar would be allowed to visit her marital home on Sunday to collect her belongings and directed that the entire visit be videographed.
Earlier this year, Talwar had filed a plea under the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act’ in Tis Hazari Court, and the case was registered on August 3 before Tania Singh, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the court.
Talwar alleged that she was subjected to physical, verbal, and mental abuse at the hands of Singh on numerous occasions. She also alleged that Singh used to earn around Rs 4 crore a month through his songs, royalties and performances and that he would often be paid in cash, but not disclose this to her. She also said that he got addicted to alcohol and drugs, and accused him of infidelity as well.
Citing that she had “suffered immense pain and hurt” throughout the marriage, Talwar’s petition also urged the court to direct Singh to pay her rent of Rs 5 lakh per month and restrain him from disposing of their marital home or her stridhan (the property given to a woman during her marriage).
Additionally, Talwar also sought an interim compensation of Rs 10 crore.
At the hearing on August 28, the court had passed interim orders restraining Singh from disposing of their jointly owned properties and the stridhan owned by his wife. On Friday, the court said these orders would continue to apply.
The matter has been listed for hearing again on September 28.