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Illegally confined, say Hathras girl’s kin, HC junks plea | India News

PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad high court on Thursday dismissed a petition by the family members of the Hathras girl, who was allegedly raped and murdered, seeking release from illegal confinement purportedly clamped by the district administration.
“The apex court is seized of the matter, which has taken it up as public interest litigation. Further, the state of UP has been directed to file an affidavit, clarifying its stand. Hence, judicial propriety demands it won’t be proper to entertain the petition, particularly when security has been provided to petitioners on directives of the apex court and Lucknow bench of this court on October 1,” the judge stated. “If petitioners have any grievance, they are at liberty to file an appropriate petition or application before the apex court,” the court stated.
While dismissing the habeas corpus writ filed by father and family members of the victim, a division bench said, “Without entering into merits of the case, petition is dismissed.”
On October 7, the girl’s family members had filed a petition before Allahabad HC, alleging the district administration had illegally confined them in their house since September 29. The court was requested to direct the district administration to “release them from illegal confinement”.
A habeas corpus writ petition is filed when people are illegally detained. During court proceedings, the court can order their release.



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