Jyoti And Another vs State Of Haryana And Others on 23 February, 2024

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Punjab-Haryana High Court

Jyoti And Another vs State Of Haryana And Others on 23 February, 2024

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CRWP-1756-2024                                                                 --1--


 111        IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
                         CHANDIGARH

                                                CRWP-1756-2024
                                                Decided on:-23.02.2024

Jyoti and another                                                  ....Petitioners..

                                vs.

State of Haryana 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 to 9.

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 21.02.2024. 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 to 9.

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

already approached respondent No.2 by way of representation dated

21.02.2024 (Annexure P-5).

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

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to respondent No.2- Commissioner of Police, District Gurugram, Haryana,

to look into the representation dated 21.02.2024 (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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