Man Claims Wife In Illegal Custody; High Court Asks Police To Take Action

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to produce a woman and her minor daughter, who have allegedly been illegally detained by her parents in Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Jasmeet Singh asked the Delhi Police to produce the woman and her seven-year-old child before the court on Friday.

The court was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed on behalf of the woman’s husband seeking direction to the authorities to produce his wife and daughter who are in illegal custody of the woman’s parents.

The man, in his plea through advocate Anurag Pratap, submitted that he married the woman, who was a widow and was pregnant with a girl child, in January this year.

The plea stated that the family members of the woman and her dead husband were against her inter-caste marriage with the petitioner and they have been threatening him.

It claimed that the woman’s family has confined her since January.

A habeas corpus petition is filed for producing before a court a person who is in illegal custody or unlawful detention.

The counsel for Delhi Police informed the court that the woman and the minor child are in Uttar Pradesh and said the agency will produce them here.

“It is directed that the woman and daughter be produced in the court on Friday. List on June 24,” the court said.

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