Cops on alert after another Khap order
The Ghaziabad Police are on the alert after yet another khap panchayat issued threats to a couple from different castes who got married recently and wanted to come back to their village, Faridpur Simbhaoli, around 70 kilometres from Delhi, senior police officials said.india Updated: Jul 09, 2010 00:41 IST
The Ghaziabad Police are on the alert after yet another khap panchayat issued threats to a couple from different castes who got married recently and wanted to come back to their village, Faridpur Simbhaoli, around 70 kilometres from Delhi, senior police officials said.
Superintendent of Police Capt. M.M. Baig told Hindustan Times people from 12 villages gathered for the panchayat at Faridpur after the couple fled and got married.
They issued a diktat that the girl, Dalit, and her husband, a Gurjar, should not enter their village.
Sonu Gurjar had an affair with a neighbourhood girl, a major. Both fled on June 17 and got married each other against their parents’ wishes, police said.
“In this connection, the girl’s family also lodged an FIR against boy’s family and police arrested four people from the boy’s family,” the SP said.
Later, a panchayat was held Monday and Wednesday at Faridpur. The panchayat demanded immediate recovery of the girl.
“The couple approached the Allahabad High Court and managed to obtain stay on arrest orders. Both of them are over 18 years. Our officials were sent to the Panchayat. They told the Panchayat that the High Court’s orders should be followed,” SP said.
But on Wednesday, the panchayat issued orders that the couple would not be allowed to enter the village, superintendent of police Baig said.
“We have kept our officials on alert after the panchayat order and the couple would be provided with security if the villagers do not allow them to enter. We may also apprehend erring panchayat members if any law and order problem take place,” the SP said.
Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said that presently, there are no threats to the couple and the matter would be sorted out amicably.