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Case Name : Renu Devi and another Vs State of Punjab and others (Punjab & Haryana High Court)
Appeal Number : CR WP 3336 of 2020
Date of Judgement/Order : 02/06/2020
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Courts : All High Courts (6110) Punjab and Haryana HC (291)

Renu Devi and another Vs State of Punjab and others (Punjab & Haryana High Court)

Perusal of the photographs attached with the petition, shows that at the time of marriage ceremony, the petitioners and other attending persons were not wearing the masks, which is otherwise necessary in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the petitioners are burdened with Rs.10,000/- as costs to be deposited with the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur within a period of 15 days from today and the amount so deposited by the petitioners shall be utilized for the purpose of arranging masks for the public at large within the District Hoshiarpur.

FULL TEXT OF THE HIGH COURT ORDER /JUDGEMENT

The matter has been taken up for hearing through video conferencing due to outbreak of COVID-19.

Prayer in this criminal writ petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India read with Section 482 Cr.P.C. is for issuance of appropriate direction to the respondents Nos.1 to 5, to protect the life and liberty of the petitioners at the hands of respondent Nos.6 to 8.

Learned counsel for the petitioners contends that the petitioners are major and have solemnized their marriage in accordance with law. However, the private respondents are not accepting their marriage and are adamant to separate them from each other by resorting to illegal means. Learned counsel further submits that in view of imminent danger to the life and liberty of the petitioners, petitioner No.1 has moved a representation dated 23.05.2020(Annexure P-5) to respondent No.2-Senior Superintendent of Police, Gurdaspur.

Notice of motion to respondents No.1 to 5 only at this stage.

At the asking of the Court, Ms. Monika Jalota, DAG, Punjab, accepts notice on behalf of respondents No.1 to 5.

Without going into the validity of the marriage of the petitioners, the present petition is disposed of with a direction to the respondent No.2 –Senior Superintendent of Police, Gurdaspur to take appropriate remedial measures on the representation dated 23.05.2020 (Annexure P-5) submitted by petitioner No.1 as warranted by law.

In the meantime, necessary order be passed to ensure that no harm is caused to the life and liberty of the petitioners at the hands of private respondents.

Perusal of the photographs attached with the petition, Annexure P-4 shows that at the time of marriage ceremony, the petitioners and other attending persons were not wearing the masks, which is otherwise necessary in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the petitioners are burdened with Rs.10,000/- as costs to be deposited with the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur within a period of 15 days from today and the amount so deposited by the petitioners shall be utilized for the purpose of arranging masks for the public at large within the District Hoshiarpur.

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