HC fines runaway couple ₹10,000 for not wearing mask at their wedding
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court imposed a fine of ₹10,000 on a runaway couple for not wearing mask at their wedding. Some of the attendees too were found not wearing mask by the court, in the photographs submitted by the couple as proof of marriage.
The fine was imposed during a hearing on the couple’s plea seeking protection as they married against their parents’ will. The man belongs to Gurdaspur and the woman to Hoshiarpur.
The petitioners were asked to deposit ₹10,000 with Hoshiarpur DC within 15 days from Tuesday. “The amount will be utilised for providing masks for people in Hoshiarpur,” the bench ordered.
The court disposed of the petition with a direction to Gurdaspur SSP to ensure couple’s safety and liberty. HTC