The Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket has fined a runaway couple with 10,000 after police reported that the couple, after claiming a menace to their life, had been on verification discovered unavailable for evaluation owing to a honeymoon — as reported by their landlord.

Within the plea taken up on July 27, the couple had claimed that they’d married in opposition to the needs of their mother and father and claimed a menace to their life. Through the listening to, it got here to fore that they despatched a illustration, by means of a courier on July 25 to police, however with out ready for the illustration to succeed in the involved quarter, the plea was drafted and filed on the identical day.

“It’s a case of misuse of the method of regulation. The UT administration has offered boards of help-line numbers, portals and web sites. As an alternative of availing mentioned amenities, the illustration was despatched by means of courier to make sure submitting of this petition earlier than the motion could possibly be taken by the police authorities,” the court docket noticed.

Through the listening to, the UT’s counsel had advised court docket that he appeared because the administration acquired an advance discover on the plea earlier than the court docket and the mentioned illustration had not been acquired by the police until date.

Upon receiving the petition’s copy, the police celebration went to the handle talked about within the petition for assessing the menace notion. Nonetheless, they had been knowledgeable by the owner that the petitioners had been away on their honeymoon.

Through the listening to, it additionally got here to mild that regardless that the petitioners claimed to have gone to the workplace of the senior superintendent of police, Chandigarh, neither the knowledge was not out there with UT’s counsel nor was the petitioners’ lawyer capable of substantiate the mentioned pleading.

“Contemplating the information and circumstances in totality and the conduct of the petitioners, the petition is dismissed with a value of 10,000 to be deposited with the Poor Affected person Welfare Fund, PGIMER, Chandigarh,” the HC bench of justice Avneesh Jhingan ordered.

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