Neha Rani And Anr vs State Of Punjab And Others on 23 February, 2024


Neha Rani And Anr vs State Of Punjab And Others on 23 February, 2024


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Punjab-Haryana High Court

Neha Rani And Anr vs State Of Punjab And Others on 23 February, 2024

                                                       Neutral Citation No:=2024:PHHC:025348




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CRWP-1710-2024                                                                       1

114     IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
                     CHANDIGARH
                              CRWP-1710-2024 (O&M)
                             Date of Decision: 23.02.2024
NEHA RANI AND ANOTHER
                                              ...Petitioners
                     V/S

STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS
                                        ...Respondent
CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HARPREET SINGH BRAR

Present:    Petitioners in person.

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HARPREET SINGH BRAR J. (Oral)

1. Present criminal writ petition has been filed under Article 226 of

the Constitution of India seeking issuance of directions to respondents No. 2

and 3 for protection of life and liberty of the petitioners from private

respondents No. 4 to 7.

2. In view of the resolution passed by the Punjab and Haryana

High Court Bar Association, learned counsel for the petitioners could not

appear before the Court.

3. A perusal of the pleadings indicate that the petitioners have

married against the wishes of respondents No. 4 to 7 and they claims

themselves to be major and seek protection to their life and liberty. They

apprehend danger from respondents No. 4 to 7. They have placed on record

marriage certificate (Annexure P-3) to substantiate their claim. The

petitioners have also submitted a representation dated 20.02.2024 (Annexure

P-5) to respondent No. 2 but no action has been taken so far.

4. Notice of motion to official respondents only.

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5. Without commenting upon the validity of the marriage of the

petitioners and entering upon an exercise to evaluate the evidentiary value

of the documents placed on the file, I dispose of this petition with the

direction to respondent No. 2 to decide the representation of the petitioners

(Annexure P-5) within a period of one week from the date of receipt of a

copy of this Court and grant them protection, if there is any threat to their

life and liberty in accordance with law. It is made clear that this order shall

not be taken to protect the petitioners from legal action for violation of law,

if any, committed by them.





                                                 (HARPREET SINGH BRAR)
23.02.2023                                             JUDGE
Ajay Goswami

                    Whether speaking/reasoned         Yes/No
                    Whether reportable                Yes/No




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