The 22-year-old Kashmiri woman, who married a Hindu against her parents’ wishes last year, has gone missing from her Srinagar home too.
That’s what the affidavit filed by Samadhan Dhanedhar, senior police inspector with the Saki Naka police, in the Bombay High Court said. The court on Thursday was hearing a habeas corpus (produce person in court) petition filed by Ravi Tiwari (26) who alleged that his wife Anusha was detained by her parents in Srinagar.
In December 2009, Anusha approached the HC seeking protection against her father Gulam Mohammed and brother Altaf. The court directed the police to provide protection to the couple. But when the couple received a letter claiming that Anusha’s father was unwell, they went to Kashmir. His wife’s family held her back forcibly, claimed Tiwari.
Additional Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Shinde said a team of three policemen and a woman constable, along with the Khaniyar police, visited Anusha’s Srinagar residence to get her back to Mumbai as per the HC directions, but they did not find her there.
Her parents told the police that she had gone to buy medicines on February 22 and never returned. A division bench of Justice D.B. Bhosale and Justice A.R. Joshi asked the police to file a progress report in tracing the woman after four weeks.