A habeas corpus writ plea has been made in the Madras High Court for a direction to the police to produce a 17-year-old girl, daughter of Kasi Viswanathan of Postal Nagar in Chromepet, in the court and to set her at liberty.
Following an allegation from advocate G Mohanakrishnan that the girl had been abducted by a woman and her son and that the local police did not act on his client’s complaint, a division bench comprising Justices KN Basha and P Devadass entrusted the investigation on the complaint to the CB CID for probe, on April 26.
According to Mohanakrishnan, the girl doing her plus two, suddenly went missing on April 1 this year. Petitioner received two missing calls, originating from a residence in Nemilicherry. One Bhoosanam, wife of Dayalan, was living with her son Ravi in the house. Petitioner was threatened with serious results as the matter involved her son Ravi.
However, the petitioner lodged a complaint with the City Police Commissioner on April 3, which was forwarded to Chitlapakkam police. But no case was registered.
The petitioner alleged that her daughter was kidnapped by Ravi, an unemployed youth, and was being kept in the illegal custody of his mother. Since Bhoosanam was politically influential, the police were not taking any action against her, petitioner further alleged. After ordering CB CID probe, the bench directed police to file a status report and adjourned the matter till June 10.