Not kidnapping if 17-year-old girl willingly runs away with accused: Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Court made the observation while granting anticipatory bail to an accused who was booked by Fatehgarh Sahib Police for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old girl to compel her to marry him.
Punjab and Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently observed that when a minor who is of the “age of discretion” willingly leaves the house of her parents with the accused, he cannot be charged with the offence of kidnapping.

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