The Hush Post |15:00 am |two-minute-read
Here is a 67-year-old man who got married to a 24-year-old woman in Dhuri, Punjab. Now the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Punjab Police to ensure the safety of life and liberty of a newlywed Sangrur couple – the groom Shamsher Singh and his 24-year-old wife Navpreet Kaur.
The groom, Shamsher’s relatives reportedly opposed he ‘odd liaison’, however, the couple rubbished the allegations.
Shamsher of Balian village of Dhuri subdivision and Navpreet married at a Chandigarh gurdwara in January. The pictures of their wedding went viral on the social media. As per a Hindustan Times report, they approached the high court, saying they faced a threat to their life and safety from their own.
“It was an odd marriage and the families did not accept this relationship. So, the couple moved the HC. They argued that their lives are in danger from their families and relatives. On February 4, the court directed the SSPs of Sangrur and Barnala district to ensure their safety,” Mohit Sadana, the counsel said.
The couple has refused to make any comments. However, their counsel said the marriage was legal. “They are adults and have every right to solemnise the marriage. The marriage is legal as neither has a living spouse,” Sadana said.
Sangrur SSP Sandeep Garg confirmed the HC order. He said the couple will be given protection as per the law. “The police will follow the order and provide security,” he said.