Arti And Anr vs Ut Chd And Ors on 23 February, 2024

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Punjab-Haryana High Court

Arti And Anr vs Ut Chd And Ors on 23 February, 2024

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CRWP-1696-2024                                                                --1--


 128        IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
                         CHANDIGARH

                                               CRWP-1696-2024
                                               Decided on:-23.02.2024

Arti and another                                                  ....Petitioners..

                               vs.

U.T. Chandigarh and others                                        ....Respondents.

CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HARKESH MANUJA

Present:     None.

             *****

HARKESH MANUJA J. (Oral)

1. Present criminal writ petition filed under Article 226 of the

Constitution of India has been filed by the petitioners praying for protection

to their life and liberty, in view of the marriage solemnized by them against

the wishes of respondents No.4 and 5.

2. Advance notice has already been served upon the respondent-

State through e-mail.

3. Paper-book reveals that marriage of petitioners No.1 and 2 was

solemnized on 19.02.2024. The documents annexed by the petitioners with

the petition including their Aadhar Cards (Annexures P-1 and P-2) show that

both are major and duly identified by their counsel, but apprehending danger

to their life and liberty at the hands of respondents No.4 and 5.

4. Apprehending threat to their life and liberty, petitioners have

already approached respondent No.2 by way of representation dated

19.02.2024 (Annexure P-5).

5. Accordingly, the present petition is disposed of, with a direction

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to respondent No.2- Senior Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh, to look

into the representation dated 19.02.2024 (Annexure P-5) and in case he finds

any threat perception to the petitioners, appropriate steps be taken to protect

their life and liberty and also ensure that no harm is caused to the petitioners

by forcibly taking them in custody on the allegations that petitioner No.1 has

been kidnapped, abducted or raped by petitioner No.2.

6. However, it is made clear that this order may not be construed

as expression of an opinion on legality and validity of the marriage of the

petitioners.

7. In case any criminal case is pending against petitioner No.2,

this order shall not be any hindrance for the Investigating agency to proceed

according to law.




23.02.2024                                        (HARKESH MANUJA)
sonika                                                 JUDGE
          Whether speaking/reasoned:            Yes/No
          Whether reportable:                   Yes/ No




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