The case wherein a mother has been accused of forcing her daughter and daughter-in-law,the latter (daughter in law) took a U-turn in the Punjab and Haryana High Court stating that the petition filed in the court was not in her knowledge.
Terming her a compulsive liar and her conduct as contumacious,Justice Mahesh Grover has directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ludhiana to immediately verify the veracity of allegations made by the daughter-in-law and daughter against the woman. Since the daughter had sought directions of release of her child from the alleged illegal custody of the accused (woman),Justice Grover had directed the Station House Officer (SHO),CIA staff,Ludhiana to serve summons to the woman and produce the child. Since the needful was not done,Justice Grover took serious note of the non-compliance. Justice Grover has directed the SHO to remain present in the Court on Wednesday at 10 am.
This lapse on the part of SHO,CIA Staff,Ludhiana assumes serious overtones, the order reads. The court on the last date of hearing had ordered that the duo (daughter and daughter-in-law) should be sent to Nari Niketan. Amazingly,the daughter-in-law did not go to Nari Niketan. The pretext set up is that her mother died on the same date and her brother came with the news of her demise and consequently she proceeded to her native place to attend to the cremation of her mother and did not go to remain with her brother but according to the daughter-in-law she is residing with her in-laws against whom she had made serious allegations the Court observed.
Expressing utter shock on the conduct of the daughter-in-law,Justice Grover remarked,It is surprising to note that within a few minutes of passing of the order or possibly hours,the threat perception so largely agitated in an aggravated form in the petition,seemingly dissipated.
The judge interacted with the daughter-in-the law in the open court and asked about the allegations. She said she does not know anything about the petition as she is illiterate and ignorant about the allegations made therein.
The court held that it is prima facie convinced that the daughter-in-law was a compulsive liar and not coming out with truth. She has deliberately filed a petition with false averments and has even tried to mislead this court by pleading ignorance and knowledge about the allegations made in the petition while almost in the same breath. The court finds her conduct contumacious and is of the opinion that it is a contempt committed in the face of the court which warrants penal consequences but before proceeding,the court deems it appropriate to wait for the report of the SSP the court has ruled.