The Bombay High Court on Wednesday handed over the custody of a 20-year-old woman to her husband after he filed a habeas corpus petition alleging that the police had allegedly taken her into custody on the orders of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
Moni Mishra got married to Shankar Chand (33), a Nepalese, in 2009.
However, according to Chand’s petition filed in February, the Bhandup police had taken her into custody on orders of the CWC, which believed she was a minor.
Chand claimed Mishra’s parents lodged a false complaint against him as they were against their marriage.
“Her parents claimed that she was a minor but she wasn’t,” Chand’s lawyer D.S. Mahispurkar told the court.
Mishra’s parents had submitted her school leaving certificate, but the high court ignored it.
Mishra had delivered a boy in May at Shraddhanand Mahila Aashram, where she was sent by the court impending the hearing of the petition.
Mishra, through the public prosecutor, told the high court that she wanted to stay with her husband, following which the court disposed of the petition.