SALONI DEVI @ SAPNA (MINOR); BRIJ PAL Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND & OTHERS
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Saloni Devi @ Sapna (Minor); Brij Pal
State of Uttarakhand and others
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(1.) Ms. Saloni Devi @ Sapana has been produced
before this Court by the Police Station Kotwali Laksar. Her
father Brij Pal is also present in person. On the other
hand, respondent no. 4 Brijesh @ Monu, is also present
before this Court. They have been identified by their
(2.) It has been argued on behalf of the petitioner
Brij Pal that Ms. Saloni Devi @ Sapana is a minor girl. In
support of the contention, transfer certificate issued by
Kisan Inter Collete, Bhurni has been produced in the
Court. It adverts her date of birth as 10.11.1995. Per
contra, it has been argued by learned Counsel for the
private respondents that Ms. Saloni Devi @ Sapana is now
wedded with Mr. Brijesh @ Monu. Monu is the real
younger brother-in-law of the real sister of Sapana. Ms.
Saloni Devi @ Sapana stated before this Court that now
she has espoused with Monu on her volition and with all
consent and active participation of her elder sister Ms.
Pooja. Ms. Pooja was wedded with Sanjay (respondent no.
5). Sanjay is also present before this Court.
(3.) Now, Ms. Saloni Devi @ Sapana does not want
to return to her parental house. She stated that she has
attained the age of majority and married to Brijesh @
Monu and has been happily living eversince with her
husband. To substantiate the fact that she is a major girl,
family register of village Dhadheki (her native place) has
been produced which displays her date of birth as
9.4.1991. This way, she has attained the age of majority
and, at present, she is more than 21 years of age. Even
look wise, she appears to be a major girl.;
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