HC orders protection for Chiranjeevi's daughter

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) Coming to the rescue of newly-wed daughter and son-in-law of Telegu star Chiranjeevi, the Delhi High Court today directed the police to provide protection to the couple since they had got married against the wishes of their families.

The order came after the couple apprehended threats to their lives from the bride's family.

''Delhi police would be kept informed by the petitioners (Chiranjeevi's daughter Srija and son-in-law Shirish Bhardwaj) about their residential address in the capital. The police shall give necessary protection so that their lives face no danger,'' Justice S N Dhingra said.

The couple was present in the court room during the hearing.

Mentioning the recent case of Rizwanur Rehman, their petition expressed apprehension about replication of the Kolkata tragedy.

However, Advocate Maninder Singh, appearing on behalf of Chiranjeevi's family, refuted the allegations and said the actor had already publically blessed his daughter for a happy married life.

This should clear the air once and for all, he submitted.

He further contended that the family should be given some time to file a reply.

The matter has been adjourned till October 29 by which Chiranjeevi has to file his reply as per court orders.


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