A single-judge bench while hearing an Application under section 482 Cr.P.C filed by Abhay Pratap Mishra @ Ujjwal Mishra disposed of the petition observing that even a minor girl cannot be detained against her will or at the will of her father in a protective home.
The respondent's counsel Ritwik Parashar submitted that he was informed by the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Adhartal, Jabalpur that the girl has been kept in Nari Niketan on the insistence of her parents though she wanted to go with the petitioner.
The 22-year-old woman was produced before a magistrate on Monday, where she said she is an adult and married Rashid, a Muslim youth, of her own will. She submitted that she had married him on July 24 this year in Dehradun. Pinki demanded the administration release her husband and brother-in-law.
The Allahabad High Court has ordered a girl named Sheeba, who had accepted Hinduism and changed her name to Shikha to marry a Hindu man named Rohit Rathore, to be freed from the confinement of her father and brother.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Commissioner of Police to take serious and effective action against the concerned police personnel who were recalcitrant and failed to perform their duties in a case of kidnapping.