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Eloped couple seek police protection

mumbai Updated: Sep 10, 2010 02:19 IST
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Fearing they might become victims of honour killing, a couple belonging to different communities has approached the Bombay High Court seeking protection.

They also want the police to investigate into the alleged false compliant filed by the girl’s father in Jammu and Kashmir.

A division bench of Justice A.M. Khanvilkar and Justice U.D. Salvi has asked the commissioner of police to probe the contentions raised in the petition and file affidavit.

Daljeet Chand (23), a corporal with Indian Air Force, married 19-year-old Nee Waziran (now Pratibha) in July after she completed 18 years on July 16.

The duo eloped from J& K after Pratibha’s parents did not approve of the relationship.

The couple’s advocate Naveen Chomal argued that Pratibha’s father, Sharif Khan (40), a businessman in J & K is politically connected person and the couple fears for their lives.

On September 4, Pratibha accompanied Daljeet to Mumbai. After they got married, Pratibha accepted Hinduism. Khan lodged an FIR with the J&K police that his daughter was a minor and Daljeet had kidnapped her. “The father has threatened to kill the duo as they went against their wish and got married,” said Chomal. He said J&K police might come to arrest the couple. The couple fears that if they go to J & K, they may be killed. They are ready to face probe by the Mumbai police, he said.