Police Authorities Receive Orders To Keep Vigil, Curb Kidnapping Incidents: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court personally interacted with a young victim girl who had allegedly been kidnapped in the matter of Ashok Jana v. The State of West Bengal & ors. (WPA No. 8761 of 2022) and then ordered that the girl be given to her parents in accordance with her request. Prior to this, Justice Shampa Sarkar had instructed Purba Medinipur, Superintendent of Police, to submit a report to the court outlining the reasons why the little girl who was allegedly kidnapped has yet to be found.

Brief Case Facts: The young victim girl was found and brought before the court after the court was notified of this. The youngster had indicated a strong desire to return to her parents after speaking with her in person, Justice Sarkar noted in the ruling. The victim’s parents were present in court, and the judge spoke with them as well.

Judgement: In the presence of the relevant counsel for the various parties, the court ruled that the victim girl must be immediately given to her parents. It was also emphasised that the investigation into the alleged kidnapping should be concluded as soon as possible. The Superintendent of Police, Purba Medinipur, and his staff received praise from the court for their efforts in taking swift action. As a result, the petition was disposed of with the caution that the relevant police authorities must remain vigilant to prevent a recurrence of this same incident.



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