HC fines run­away cou­ple ₹10,000 for not wear­ing mask at their wed­ding

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - SPOTLIGHT -

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

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