HUSBAND ACCUSED OF ABDUCING WIFE
HC directs SSP to appear in person
Jammu, June 17: In a habeas corpus petition, accusing a man of abducting his wife, vacation Judge of Jammu High Court, Justice JP Singh has asked the Senior Superintendent of Police Jammu to appear in person.
Kunti Devi, elder sister of the `abducted’ woman, Ritu Devi alias Sapna wife of Satpal has filed the petition seeking intervention of the court to secure the release of her sister.
The court on the last date of hearing had directed Station House Officer Grota to produce the lady in the court or file a compliance report within four weeks. The police had filed a report mentioning that the woman was not residing in the village, mentioned in the petition, but was residing with her husband at some unknown place in Jammu.
The court subsequently directed the SSP to take necessary steps for ascertaining the present residence of the lady, who according to the report is residing somewhere in Jammu.
As no one was present in the court today, on behalf of the respondent, the court directed SSP Jammu to appear in person with the direction to the Registry to the list the case in the first week of July.
The petitioner has claimed that her sister was living with her after she developed dispute with her husband and a divorce petition was pending before a local court. It has been alleged that the husband of the woman along with another person abducted her against her wishes and an FIR was also lodged in this connection.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 IST
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