A fugitive couple get married by lighting a fire in a utensil in a hotel room; HC finds him invalid and fines 25,000 rupees for deceptive court

Hearing a protective plea from a couple, even as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana settled the case with instructions to the Panchkula Police Commissioner to consider their representation, it imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 to the couple for “misleading” the court about their marriage – which the High Court said was invalid.

The requesting couple, a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, approached the HC to request the issuance of an instruction to the State of Haryana and others for the protection of life and freedom, fearing a threat from the relatives of the woman.

According to the petitioner, they celebrated their wedding on September 26, 2021, after fleeing their home. However, no marriage certificate or wedding photograph has been attached and no details are given as to where the marriage took place.

The applicants were therefore invited by the HC to provide information regarding their marriage and their lawyer requested time to provide documents regarding the location of the wedding ceremony and the identity of the priest who performed the marriage, in addition to give information about the marriage certificate.

The couple then submitted a request stating that “the marriage had not been celebrated by any priest in any temple and that no marriage certificate had ever been issued.” He said that, in accordance with the instructions provided by the petitioners, on September 26, 2021, the two petitioners stayed in a hotel room in Ambala, where in the evening the petitioner filled the petitioner’s forehead (maang) with vermilion. , and both exchanged garlands and performed the saptpadi by burning a fire in a utensil in said room. However, no sermon was sung by anyone.

The bench of Judge Gurvinder Singh Gill, who had heard the case, therefore considered that this was a case where the applicant man was not of marriageable age. “It is evident that the applicants attempted to mislead the court by stating that they performed the marriage, when in fact there is no evidence to that effect, as the applicants have now pleaded that on September 26, 2021, they stayed in a hotel and performed the rituals in the room without chanting any sermons, observed the order of the bench.

Justice Gill added: “The above explanation appears to be an attempt to cover up the fact that there was no valid marriage among the applicants, although this was stated in the application. This court can hardly assess such conduct on the part of the applicants, who, in order to obtain redress from the court, attempted to mislead the court.

However, he added that: “In any case, given that the applicants fear a threat to their life and freedom, this tribunal cannot shirk its duty to guarantee and protect the life and freedom of the applicants. , in case there is a real threat to the same. As such, the petition is dealt with with instruction to respondent No. 2-Commissioner of Police, Panchkula, to examine the case and dispose of representation as soon as possible in accordance with the law. “

The Gill bench further stated: “It is however clarified that the aforementioned ordinance is not to be regarded as an expression concerning any relation between the applicants and does not confer any immunity on the applicants, should it be found. that they did not do any wrong.

In the meantime, stating that the applicants did not approach this Court with their hands clean and instead attempted to mislead the Court, the judiciary ordered that “the applicants must pay costs of Rs 25,000 to the Commission des legal services of the High Court ”.

Haryana SI Recruitments: 200 Protest Reviews for Some Aspirants Who “Wrong” Questionnaire

More than 200 candidates, who took the written exam to fill 465 vacant Deputy Inspector (SI) positions in Haryana on September 26, staged a protest outside the Personnel Selection Commission building. Haryana (HSSC), Sector 4, on Monday to demand proofreading for all applicants and not just those who showed up at three centers where a different set of questionnaires had been distributed “by mistake” on the day of the examination. exam.

The protesting candidates said they were very concerned that HSSC authorities would give selective people an unfair advantage during the review. So they wanted a re-examination of all the candidates. The candidates also alleged that the distribution of a different set of questionnaires was a deliberate error by the state personnel selection board.

The written exam for the SI position was held in nine districts and controversy erupted in three of them – Rewari, Faridabad and Gurugram. At least 1.07 lakh candidates took the exam on September 26.

On Monday, candidates from all over Haryana had started to gather in front of the HSSC building, sector 4, since morning, to demonstrate.

Sachin Pundir, 28, from Jind, said: “We got here at 11 am and entered the building. We have been informed that the chairman of HSSC, Bhopal Singh Khadri, will address us in about 20 minutes.

However, the president never came out to speak to us and instead left room in his car after a while.

Ravindra Kumar, 25, from Karnal, added: “There were questions that weren’t related to the topics and shouldn’t have been there. These were personal matters relating to individuals, which is unheard of. One of those questions was which MP’s father had recently passed away. These were personal questions that did not fall within the realm of general knowledge. Now, the HSSC has decided that the exams held in only three centers in particular (Center No. 78, Center No. 106 and Center No. 333), will be held again, which, according to the protesting candidates, is partial and absurd. .

Serological survey shows that 80.2% of the population of Chandigarh has Covid antibodies

A SERO survey of the adult population of Chandigarh by the Department of Biochemistry, GMCH-32, which began in July, has been completed. The study aimed to collect samples comprising population-based representation of urban, rural and rehabilitation settlements. The results revealed the presence of IgG antibodies against SARS CoV-2 in 80.2% of the adult population (> 18 years) of Chandigarh.

About 1,200 samples were collected from the vaccinated and unvaccinated adult population of Chandigarh. Participants were enrolled from 30 randomly selected clusters. Of the 30 clusters, 16 came from urban areas, 11 from rehabilitation settlements and 3 from rural areas. Seropositivity was found in 84.1% of urban settlements, 77.8% of rehabilitation settlements and 69% of the representative rural population. The presence of antibodies suggests either a previous infection or a response to vaccination. The results indicate a development of herd immunity in the population of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is also among the selected TUs / states that have achieved 100% coverage of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to the target population.

“The result of the serological survey is encouraging but this should not lead to complacency. The possibility of new epidemics cannot be ruled out and the Covid protocol must be strictly followed in daily life, ”said Dr Jasbinder Kaur, senior director of GMCH-32 and head of the biochemistry department.

Meanwhile, PGI also conducted a serological survey for pediatric cases in the 6-18 year age group, in which 2,695 samples were tested. The results indicate that 67 percent of children in areas, 75 percent in rural areas and 76 percent in settlements have antibodies. The overall positivity rate was 72.7%.