Decided on July 27,2005

RAM RATAN Appellant
State Of C G Respondents


- (1.) HEARD . This is a habeas corpus petition filed by Ram Ratan. He has alleged in the petition that his daughter Ku. Suranjana left the house on 15-03-2005 at 6.00 A.M. to appear for 10th Board Examination. But she neither reached the examination centre (Government JMP School, Takhatpur) nor she returened home. On 18-03-2005 he came to learn that she has been forcibly abducted by respondents 7 and 8 while she was on her way to examination centre. The petitioner has made a prayer for directing respondents 5 to 9 to produce Ku. Suranjana in this Court and to set her at liberty. Pursuant to order passed by this Court, respondents 8 and 9 have appeared but respondent No.7 did not appear and on 13-7-2005 the Court directed that a warrant of arrest be issued to respondent No.Tand warrant be executed by the Station House Officer, Takhatpur, District Bilaspur and respondent No.7 shall be produced before, this Court today Pursuant to the said order, a warrant of arrest was issued and the. respondent No. 7 was arrested and produced before this Court to day. The girl Suranjana has also been recovered and given in custody the petitioner i.e. Ram Ratan. Or a query by the Court as with whom the girl would like to stay Suranjana stated before the Court that she would like to stay with her parents namely the petitioner Ram Ratan and her mother. Suranjana may therefore, stay with her parents as per her wish. Regarding respondent No.7, it will be open for the police to take such action as is warranted by law against him, if according to the police, he has committed any offence. With the aforesaid directions the writ petition stands disposed of. Custody of the girl given to parents.;

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