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Woman seeks HC permission to end life, alleges police harassment

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Mumbai, Jan 12 (UNI) A Division Bench of the Bombay High Court today took suo motu cognisance of a letter written by a woman to the Chief Justice seeking permission to commit suicide due to alleged police harassment.

The division bench, comprising justices Ranjana Desai and Anoop Mohta, directed the Registrar of the court to pursue the matter with the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Thane).

The Chief Judicial Magistrate should assure the petitioner that the court is looking into her grievance, the Bombay High Court directed.

The High Court also directed the petitioner to remain present in court on January 15.

The woman from Thane, in a letter to the Chief Justice, while seeking permission to end her life, alleged that the police was harassing her by registering a false cyber crime case against her.

The court observed that the petitioner has made serious allegations against the police in respect of the case registered against her July 21 last year.

The court also directed additional public prosecutor Aruna Pai to submit the contention of the police before the division bench on the January 15.


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