Bombay HC to hear harassed woman's complaint
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Bombay HC to hear harassed woman's complaint

Harassed by police, Kanchan Kothari had sought permission from court to commit suicide, reports Urvi Jappi.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2007 21:09 IST
Urvi Jappi

Thane resident Kanchan Kothari, who had sought permission from the Bombay High Court to commit suicide, was given a lawyer by the home department on Monday.

The aggrieved lady had written a letter to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court which was converted into a suo moto writ petition. In her letter, the lady alleged that she and her familywere being harassed by Wagle Estate police station (Thane). She said that the police was not taking any action against her complaint.

A division bench headed by Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice AV Mohta informed the lady, who was present in court on Monday, that the state government had provided her with a lawyer. They asked her to instruct the lawyer about her grievances.

Based on HC instruction on January 12, the lady was contacted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Thane to inform her that the HC was looking into her grievance. She was also asked to remain present in the court on Monday.

The bench will hear the matter on Tuesday.

First Published: Jan 15, 2007 21:03 IST