SC agrees to listen to girl’s plea in opposition to probe into her authorized father’s marriage : The Tribune India

2020/10 10 09:10

New Delhi, October 10

The Supreme Courtroom has agreed to listen to the plea of a 20-year-old girl in opposition to a departmental inquiry ordered by the Chhattisgarh authorities into her authorized guardian, a senior IPS officer, allegedly marrying her organic mom regardless of being already married.

The girl claimed this “outrageous acts” of the state authorities is an “try and settle scores” together with her father, the authorized guardian, and disrobe her and her deceased organic mom of their dignity.

After listening to senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, showing for the lady, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah issued a discover and granted an ex-parte keep on the inquiry proceedings.

 “Utility for submitting the petition with out disclosing the identification of the petitioner no.1 (girl) is allowed. Challenge discover. Within the meantime, no proceedings shall happen in pursuance of communication dated August 14, 2020,” the bench stated in its order.

In her plea, the lady stated she was born to Dr. MM on December 9, 2000. She additionally stated that when she was nine-month-old, her mom, a divorcee, on her deathbed, handed her custody to Mrs. UG and Mr. MG (father/authorized guardian).

She stated this switch of custody subsequently discovered validation by the order of a sub-divisional Justice of the Peace on July 30, 2003 and the order was held by a household court docket on October 11, 2006.

She claimed that all through her rising years, she has discovered immense love and affection from your complete household, together with her authorized guardians and he or she is now pursuing an MBBS course.

The girl stated that on the account of COVID-19 she returned to her household house in Delhi and it was throughout this keep that her father/authorized guardian as a way to mentally put together her in opposition to attainable onslaught round her identification and dignity knowledgeable her in regards to the inquiry really useful by the state authorities.

 “What’s evident is the truth that the stated inquiry is premised on speculations regarding Petitioner number one (girl) paternity and her pure mom’s i.e Dr. MM’s relationship with Mr. MG…”, her plea stated, including that such hypothesis is “a despicable assault” on her dignity and in addition of her deceased mom’s.

The plea stated, “It’s submitted that sure zones of particular person’s life and decisions have been positioned by this court docket past the interference of the state, as with out such restrictions proper to dignity assured, which straddles throughout the spectrum of elementary proper shall be rendered redundant,” it stated.

The plea sought quashing of the enquiry emanating from the federal government communication dated August 14, 2020, saying it embarks upon the constitutionally proscribed questions of her paternity and her deceased mom’s relationship with Mr MG.

It additionally requested restraining the state authorities from speculating into such questions that are constitutionally proscribed and erodes her and her deceased mom’s proper to dignity and privateness. 

The petition additionally sought instructions to the state authorities and its officers to restrain them from circulating the paperwork and particulars pertaining to the enquiry.

 “It’s pertinent to notice right here that Mr. MG, a a lot celebrated IPS officer, has in final two years fallen foul of the political dispensation within the state and has relentlessly been persecuted by means of varied FIRs and departmental inquiries in opposition to which the petitioner quantity 2 (Mr. MG) has been constrained to avail the cures obtainable beneath regulation,” it stated.

The girl’s plea stated that varied FIRs lodged in opposition to her father/authorized guardian (Mr. MG) has been stayed by the court docket and he’s additionally pursuing his cures within the Central Administrative Tribunal in opposition to his suspension.

 “Such is the vindictiveness of Respondent number one (state) that regardless of the order of this court docket having granted keep of investigation within the three FIRs registered in opposition to Mr. MG, it continued to persecute him and carried out unlawful cell interception of his members of the family together with her and in addition registered a frivolous FIR in opposition to his advocate,” the plea stated. 

It stated that having met a roadblock in its complete endeavour “to persecute and humiliate” Mr. MG, the state authorities, “in its desperation to settle scores with him has now resorted to embark upon the proscribed terrain with out contemplating the affect the identical shall have on the modesty, and dignity of petitioner number one and her deceased mom”.

The petition stated, “It’s submitted that such pursuit of vengeance as has been undertaken by the respondent State and its officers erodes the very soul of constitutional morality and denigrates the standing of girl to that of a chattel”. PTI

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