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Supreme Court Transfers Case To Delhi Police After Recovery Of Missing UP Girl


Supreme Court handed over the investigation of the case to Delhi Police.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court Tuesday handed over the investigation of a case lodged in Uttar Pradesh, after a 13-year-old woman was lacking from Gorakhpur since July 8, to Delhi Police which recently recovered her and arrested the allegedly abductor.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar transferred the probe and mentioned that every one data associated to the case collected by the UP Police be handed over to Delhi Police.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) R S Suri, showing for Delhi Police, advised the bench that the woman was recovered and the person who allegedly kidnapped her was arrested from Kolkata on September 2 and so they had been introduced right here on September 4. After that, the minor was examined on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and likewise given counselling.

Mr Suri advised the bench, additionally comprising justices Hrishikesh Roy and C T Ravikumar, plainly on July 15 she had married the offending man and he or she has refused to go along with her mom.

He mentioned the woman has been handed over to the Gorakhpur Police as they needed her custody to current her earlier than the Justice of the Peace there.

While arguing that investigation must be handed over to Delhi Police, Mr Suri advised the bench that the minor refused to go along with her mom as she is “upset with her parents”.

Advocate Pai Amit, showing for the woman’s mom who has filed a petition looking for instructions to the UP Police and Delhi Police to hint her daughter, advised the bench her being pregnant check is optimistic and if one thing needs to be executed, it needs to be executed in an pressing method.

He mentioned the woman is about 15-16 12 months previous however in her Aadhaar, her age is talked about as 13.

Mr Suri mentioned the woman claims that she is 17-year-old and the AIIMS has referred her to the forensic division for estimation of her age.

“We will transfer the investigation to the Delhi Police. That we will do immediately. But, how should we go thereafter, you should indicate it to us,” the bench advised the ASG, who mentioned he would talk about the problem and apprise the bench about it.

The bench advised the counsel showing for Uttar Pradesh that it’s transferring the probe to the Delhi Police and if he has any objection to it.

“I have no objection. I leave it to my lords,” the lawyer mentioned.

After the ASG referred to the report of counselling, the bench mentioned, “She has admitted sexual assault?”.

Mr Suri replied within the affirmative after which the bench noticed, “Something needs to be done about it”.

The bench, whereas posting the matter for additional listening to on September 14, mentioned within the backdrop of the style by which the matter proceeded earlier than it and with out recording any discovering on the factum of nature of investigation executed by the Gorakhpur Police, it’s transferring the investigation to the Delhi Police.

“The investigation of the case shall be carried forward by the Malviya Nagar Police with immediate effect and they must take all necessary steps required to protect the minor girl from being exposed to any untoward situation,” the bench mentioned in its order.

The bench mentioned for the reason that woman will not be represented earlier than it by means of a lawyer, it’s nominating senior advocate Ok V Viswanathan to symbolize her.

On September 3, the Delhi Police had knowledgeable the highest courtroom that the woman was recovered and the person who had allegedly kidnapped her was arrested from Kolkata.

The prime courtroom had on September 1 pulled up Uttar Pradesh Police for its probe into the case and directed it to forthwith share the investigation report with Delhi Police.

The mom, who works as a home assist in Delhi, has claimed in her petition that her daughter is believed to have been kidnapped from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh by a person when her members of the family had gone there to attend a wedding ceremony.

An FIR was registered within the case at Gorakhpur.

In her petition, the woman’s mom has sought instructions for finishing up investigation into the disappearance and kidnapping of her daughter and take applicable motion towards those that could also be discovered concerned on this.

The habeas corpus petition, looking for to supply the woman earlier than the courtroom, has alleged that regardless of an FIR being lodged at Gorakhpur and an try being made to make a grievance with the Delhi Police, no motion has been taken to hint the minor.

It mentioned the person, who’s suspected to have kidnapped the woman, was consistently luring and coaxing her to accompany him.

The mom claimed after an FIR was registered in Gorakhpur, she returned to Delhi and approached a police station the place she had complained concerning the person on a earlier event however the police refused to register or take steps for recording her grievance about kidnapping of her daughter on the grounds {that a} prior FIR has already been lodged in Uttar Pradesh.

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