Allahabad HC seeks response from centre and state in Habeas Corpus plea seeking release of activists

  • In a Habeas Corpus plea seeking to quash proceedings launched against two social activists who were arrested by the Mathura Police when they were on their way to visit the Hathras rape victim's bereaved relatives, the Allahabad High Court sought the reaction of the Central and Uttar Pradesh governments.

  • Notice to the Union of India, the State of UP, Superintendent of Jail (District Jail, Mathura) and Sub-Inspector, P. S. Maant, Mathura (Informant) was given by Bench of Justices Pritinker Diwaker and Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava.

  • In addition to trying to quash the order of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Mathura, who handed petitioners over to police custody, also prayed for guidance to free the activists on bail.

  • On October 5, at approximately 04.50 p.m., the petitioners were arrested by the Mathura Police, invoking protective powers under Sections 107, 116 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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