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Wipro chief Premji sued over 'dating allowance'

November 23, 2006 21:48 IST
Last Updated: November 24, 2006 01:48 IST

A court in Kanpur has issued a notice to Wipro chairman Azim Premji after the wife of one of the company's employees alleged her husband had left her because the firm paid him a 'dating allowance.'

The chief metropolitan magistrate issued the notice to Premji and Wipro vice president Pratik Kumar in connection with a case filed by Tripti Nigam, a resident of Gwaltoli area, under the new Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.

Tripti's husband Gaurav and the Wipro officials were asked by the court to submit their replies by November 29. Tripti had initially filed a case of domestic violence against her in-laws and the chief metropolitan magistrate's court had fixed November 25 as the date for submission of replies by Gaurav and his parents.

Advocate Nandlal Jaiswal, who represented Tripti, said she filed a fresh case in the same court on Wednesday and made Premji and Pratik Kumar parties to the matter as her husband had allegedly left her because of a 'dating allowance' paid to him by Wipro. Tripti alleged this allowance had changed her husband's behaviour towards her.

Meanwhile, Wipro has said that it does not have a 'dating allowance in any form.'

'We would like to categorically state that we do not have a dating allowance in any form and hence cannot elaborate on this alleged issue,' a statement issued by the Bangalore-based software company said.

'We have no formal intimation on this. In line with our policy, we will take appropriate action based on the judgment of the case,' it said.

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Number of User Comments: 17

Sub: its not a case its just time waste

this is just to blame one person and to light up one normal employee to the world through media. There is no need to make ...

Posted by rupesh kumar sharma

Sub: Stupid Case

Issue a non bailable warrant for this lady. These people say whatever they feel without knowing any truth. Its her fault if she is not ...

Posted by Khwaja


Hi, Even if the employer had paid such an allowance and if the employee dated with one other than his wife, the fault can not ...

Posted by Girish

Sub: lawyer fault

In such kind of situation, the Lawyer used to provoke the client to go for such a baseless case. Layer should check first whether the ...

Posted by vimal

Sub: Cheap game to defame

This is Arif employee of wipro i have never seen such a allowance .she is playing cheap game to defame the employer..... At Last the ...

Posted by mohammed Arif



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