The man and woman themselves moved the Court seeking police protection against their relatives who they alleged were harassing them.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court directed a team of police officials to enquire into the marriage of a 19-year-old Girl with a 67-year-old man.
The Court opined – It is a shocking case where the protection is being sought by two petitioners i.e. a girl of 19 years of age and a man of the age of 67 years and they are stated to have married each other.
“Prima facie this Court is of the view that there is some suspicion with regard to the aforesaid marriage and the possibility of forced marriage can also be not ruled out at this stage,” the Court further remarked.
The court ordered the Superintendent of Police, Palwal to depute a team of police officials including lady officials on the very same day to ensure the woman’s safety.
The Court also noted that it was not clear under what circumstances a girl of 19 years of age had got married to an old man of 67 years of age.
Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri listed the case for further hearing on August 10.