Court Allows The 90 Years Old Mother Residing With Her Son, To Meet Her Daughter On Her Request: High Court Of Delhi

Title: Seema v State Govt. Of NCT Of Delhi And Ors.

Citation: W.P.(CRL) 3218/2023

Decided on: 02.11.2023

Coram: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, Hon’ble Ms. Justice Shalinder Kaur


The petitioner is aggrieved by the fact that her mother Smt.Rameshwari Devi was residing with her and after one week, i.e. on 12.10.2022, the respondent i.e. the brother of the petitioner came to the house of the petitioner and took her with him to his residence on the assurance that he would bring her back after some days. Therefore, a present petition has been filed seeking directions against the respondent to produce the mother of the petitioner namely Smt.Rameshwari Devi.


Inspector Arjun Singh of Police Station Krishna Nagar appears with Mr.Sanjay Lao, learned Standing Counsel (Criminal) for Delhi Police, and submits that he had visited the house of the brother of the petitioner i.e. respondent, and upon his interaction with the mother of the petitioner, he found that the mother is staying comfortably and willingly with respondent. He also submits that she stated that her son takes good care of her. The petitioner who is present in Court with her counsel states that her mother is 90 years old and she just wants to meet her once.

Court’s Analysis and Judgement:

Court has no power to direct the mother to meet the petitioner, however, since she is a daughter and considering that the mother has not said anything against her and has also not denied meeting her. The court gave the direction to the Inspector that he shall take the petitioner to the house of her brother on 03.11.2023, where her mother is residing, at 4 pm for 10 minutes to meet her mother. The inspector shall be accompanied by one lady police officer at the said residence and the said officer shall ensure that the petitioner maintains a congenial atmosphere and meets her mother peacefully.

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