Notaries/Oath Commissioners not authorised to execute Marriage/Divorce Documents
The complainant – Jitendra submitted a written complaint against Gayatribai, Nageshwar, and Omprakash alleging that with the common intention, they performed his (Jitendra) marriage with Gayatribai in Jaora court on 9th September 2020.He submitted that he met Nageshwar for his marriage and later he was introduced to Gayatridevi and Omparakash . But after 5-6 days of the marriage, Gayatribai fled away from his house with all her belongings and is missing since 14.9.2020.Since he had given 1,50000/- to one Mukesh for performing this marriage and Mukesh did so through Notary Public on 9.9.2020 and also signed as witness to the marriage, Jitender inquired about Gayatribai from Mukesh . Mukesh threatened him to implicate him under rape case,hence he filed case against Mukesh who had been in jail since September 2020.
Court held job of Notry is defined under Notary Act. The Notaries/Oath Commissioners not authorised to execute marriage/divorce documents.
M.P. High court calls state for strict guidelines
Ref. -Mukesh v State of MP
Decided on 31.12.2020