Demanding hotel stay details and call records to prove charge of adultery does not violate right to privacy: DHC

The Delhi High Court (DHC), dismissing a writ petition, observed that details of hotel room bookings and call records can be sought to substantiate charges of adultery in a petition seeking divorce before the Courts. The DHC noted that, “The Hindu Marriage Act specifically recognises adultery as a ground for divorce and therefore, it would not at all be in public interest that the Court should on the ground of right to privacy, come to the aid of a married man who, during the subsistence of his marriage, is alleged to have indulged in sexual relationships outside his marriage.