Sunday, August 28, 2016
1932- MLJ -1 at page 5
This is a very old case and much reliance was placed on English and Indian authorities,
CHEW CHENG SWEE V CHAN CHYE NEO
The only point argued before us was that the proceedings were in their nature civil and not criminal and that that therefore no appeal lies from the Order of 8th September 1931 under Chapter XXVIII of the CPC.
Held:- There is ample authority in India and in England that maintenance proceedings though criminal in form are really civil matters. [ tokee Bibee v Abdool Khan ILR 5 Calcutta at p. 536 at page 542]