Read Order: AFSARA KHATOON ALIAS ARCHANA & ANR v. STATE OF HARYANA AND OTHERS

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Chandigarh, September 7, 2021:While allowing the appeal pertaining to the petition for protection of the life and liberty, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Superintendent of Police, Palwal, to look into the representation submitted by the appellants and in case some substance is found therein, take appropriate steps in accordance with law.

Herein, the appellants challenged an order passed by the Single Judge, wherein a petition for protection of the life and liberty, as sought for by the appellants at the hands of some private respondents had been dismissed.

The appellants asserted that they were still facing threats at the hands of the private respondents. It was pleaded that there was a grave danger to their life and liberty and, therefore, the representation which had been submitted by the appellants to the Superintendent of Police might be ordered to be looked into and decided.

It was further stated that the petition, which had been preferred by the appellants, was rejected merely on the ground that a complaint had been preferred against Krishan Kumar (second appellant) by Mohd. Ali Ahmad, who is the father of the first appellant.

Counsel for the appellants contended that the appellants were not seeking any protection against the action to be initiated by any of the private respondents in accordance with law. However, they only apprehended threat to their life and liberty which was in danger at the hands of private respondents.

Keeping in view the fact that the life and liberty of every citizen, if it is in danger, need to be protected in the light of the provisions of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the Division Bench of Justice Augustine George Masih and Justice Ashok Kumar Verma allowed the Appeal.

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