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Bombay HC disposes of petition seeking prevention of honour killings

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Published : Mar 4, 2017, 7:21 am IST
Updated : Mar 4, 2017, 7:23 am IST

The court was also informed that adequate protection has been given to victim’s family also and nothing remains in the petition now.

The Bombay High Court (Photo: PTI/File)
 The Bombay High Court (Photo: PTI/File)

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday disposed of a PIL seeking framing of fresh guidelines to prevent cases of honour killing with observation that the Supreme Court has already issued guidelines in this regard and it is for the state to implement them.

The division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur was hearing PIL filed by advocate Advait Sethna and Ruju Thakkar, after death of a 15-year-old Swapnil Sonawane in Navi Mumbai. The petitioners claimed that the death was a result of police inaction. The petitioners sought action against culprits as well as protection for victim’s family.

The government pleader on Friday informed the court that thirteen people have been arrested and charge sheeted in this case, so it cannot be said that the police has taken no action. The court was also informed that adequate protection has been given to victim’s family also and nothing remains in the petition now.

After hearing the arguments, the bench said that the court need not issue fresh guidelines because the Supreme Court has already issued the same in this regard and it was for the government to implement these guidelines and disposed of the petition.

Tags: bombay high court, navi mumbai
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)