Girl produced in Habeas Corpus matter before Bombay HC
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Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010, 21:24
Mumbai: On a directive of the Bombay High Court in a habeas corpus matter, police today produced before a division bench a girl who was taken away by her parents to their native place in Amritsar, Punjab, after her marriage to a merchant marine officer in Mumbai.

Justice Ajay Khanvilkar and Justice U D Salvi disposed of the petition filed by the Marine officer after police produced the girl before the Court.

The bench refused to pass any order on the custody of the girl saying it was a matter to be decided amicably by the couple and their parents.

The matter arose in March 2008 when the petitioner, Inderpal Walia went to Amritsar from Bhayander in Mumbai with his parents to sell family property. In Amritsar, he came in contact with Veena Kaur (name changed to conceal identity) and fell in love.

Both Inderpal and Veena wanted to get married and sought permission from their parents. However the girl's family was not financially well off and they decided to get them married in Mumbai with bare minimum expenses.

In November 2008, Inderpal returned to Mumbai and two months later Veena arrived in Mumbai. Both were married at Arya Samaj here on January 20 last year and got themselves registered with the Registrar of Marriages, the petition said.

Later, Veena's parents arrived in Mumbai and took her away against her wishes, the petitioner claimed and added that he tried his best to persuade her parents but all was in vain.


First Published: Monday, September 13, 2010, 21:24

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