UP Police pulled up for arresting runaway couple | UP Police pulled up for arresting runaway couple

digital desk,New Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh Police for arresting a man who married a young woman against the wishes of his family in the national capital without informing the Delhi Police.

A single bench of Justice Mukta Gupta said, “It will not be allowed here in Delhi.” You cannot do illegal work here.

The High Court said that the girl was above 18 years of age and had married of her own free will.

“I will get all the CCTV footage and if I feel that the Shamli police has come to Delhi to arrest them, I will ensure that a departmental inquiry is conducted against you,” the judge said.

The court reprimanded the Uttar Pradesh police and said, “You go on arresting people without verifying their age, be it a minor or a minor?

The court said, when the girl is of majority, has left the parental home and marries a man of her own free will, then section 366 IPC (kidnapping, abducting or abetting the girl to force the marriage, etc.) and a consequential offense under Sec. He cannot be charged under 368 IPC (person wrongfully concealing or keeping in captivity, kidnapping or abducting).

The court directed that a detailed affidavit be filed by the Station House Officer (SHO) as to the efforts made by the Uttar Pradesh Police to trace the girl and whether the couple also complained that they were repeatedly threatened by the girl’s family. are getting?

The petition also claimed that the man’s father and brother have not been traced even after one and a half months as the Uttar Pradesh Police has taken them away.