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Gujarat High Court slaps ₹35k costs on man for seeking custody of niece who wished to marry against family wishes

The Court also took note of the niece’s allegation that her uncle was threatening her and demanding a payment of ₹ 10 lakhs.

The bench was further told that the woman’s partner was even beaten up by her uncle and other relatives and paraded in the village. 

The woman apprehended that her uncle may assault her and her partner again. Therefore, the Court proceeded to order police protection for the couple.

“Under these circumstances, the Police Officer of the concerned Police Station is directed to provide protection to both, the corpus and respondent no. 3 (her partner) as and when they request for the same. The petitioner (uncle) or his relatives shall not be allowed to meet the girl or her husband and they should not make any attempt to meet the couple,” the bench ordered. 

The Court proceeded to dismiss the habeas corpus plea.

Source: Barandbench

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