The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed over the investigation into a case filed in Uttar Pradesh after a 13-year-old girl from Gorakhpur went missing since July 8 to Delhi police, who recently recovered her and arrested the alleged kidnapper.
A bank headed by Judge AM Khanwilkar handed over the probe and said all data related to the case collected by UP police will be handed over to Delhi police.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) RS Suri, who appeared before the Delhi police, told the bank that the girl had been found and that the man who allegedly kidnapped her was arrested from Kolkata on September 2 and brought here on September 4. was examined at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and also received counseling.
Mr Suri told the court, which also includes Judges Hrishikesh Roy and CT Ravikumar, that it appears that she married the offending man on July 15 and that she refused to go with her mother.
He said the girl was handed over to the Gorakhpur police because they wanted her guardianship to present her before the magistrate there.
While arguing that the investigation should be handed over to the Delhi police, Mr Suri told the bank that the minor refused to go with her mother because she is “upset with her parents”.
Attorney Pai Amit, who appeared before the girl’s mother who has filed a petition to direct the UP and Delhi police to locate her daughter, told the bank that her pregnancy test is positive and that if something has to be done, it has to be done in an urgent way.
He said that the girl is about 15-16 years old but in her Aadhaar her age is stated as 13.
Mr Suri said the girl claims she is 17 years old and that the AIIMS has referred her to the forensics department for an estimate of her age.
“We will turn the investigation over to the Delhi Police Department. We will do so immediately. But how should we proceed after that, you must tell us,” the bank told the ASG, which said it would discuss the matter and inform the bank. would notify. about the.
The bank told counsel appearing before Uttar Pradesh that it is turning over the investigation to the Delhi police and whether it has any objections to it.
‘I have no objection. I’ll leave it to my lords,’ said the lawyer.
After the ASG referred to the guidance’s report, the bank said, “She admitted to sexual assault?”.
Mr. Suri replied in the affirmative, after which the bank noted: “Something must be done”.
The bank, which placed the case for further hearing on Sept. 14, said against the background of the way the case had progressed for it and without recording any finding about the nature of the investigation conducted by the Gorakhpur Police Department, handing over the investigation to the Delhi Police.
“The investigation of the matter will be continued with immediate effect by the Malviya Nagar Police Department and they must take all necessary steps to protect the underage girl from being exposed to an adverse situation,” the bank said in its order.
The bank said that since the girl is not represented through a lawyer, it is nominating senior lawyer KV Viswanathan to represent her.
On September 3, the Delhi police informed the highest court that the girl had been found and that the man who allegedly kidnapped her had been arrested in Kolkata.
The Supreme Court had called the Uttar Pradesh Police Department on September 1 to investigate the matter and ordered it to share the investigation report with the Delhi Police without delay.
The mother, who works as a domestic worker in Delhi, has claimed in her petition that her daughter was allegedly abducted from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh by a man when her relatives went there to attend a wedding ceremony.
An FIR was registered in the case in Gorakhpur.
In her petition, the girl’s mother has asked for directions to investigate her daughter’s disappearance and kidnapping and take appropriate action against those who may be involved.
The habeas corpus petition, seeking to bring the girl to court, alleges that despite an FIR filed in Gorakhpur and an attempt to file a complaint with the Delhi police, no action has been taken against the minor track down.
It says that the man, who is believed to have kidnapped the girl, constantly lured and persuaded her to join him.
The mother claimed that after an FIR was registered in Gorakhpur, she returned to Delhi and approached a police station where she had complained about the man on a previous occasion, but police refused to register or take steps to address her complaint about the kidnapping of the man. her daughter on the grounds that a previous FIR has already been filed in Uttar Pradesh.
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