SC Refuses To Modify Its Order To Interact With Hadiya In Open Court ,Ashokan's Petition Will Be Dealt With On Nov 27
The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today refused to modify it's order to examine Akhila alias Hadiya in open court and said such the plea for in-camera proceeding will be "dealt with" next Monday, the scheduled date of interaction with 24-year-old woman.
"Why should we do it just because you say so? Anyways we will deal with that on Monday", CJI Misra told the lawyer for Ashokan, the woman's father.
The bench allowed Asokan to mention the plea again on Monday
Less than a week before the Supreme Court scheduled to interact with Akhila alias Hadiya Asokan has yesterday moved an application seeking the court to hold the interaction in-camera.
On October 30, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had passed an order seeking the presence of Hadiya, who is presently in the custody of her parents, for interaction with her in the open court on November 27.
“Since Akhila (Hadiya) has been directed to be present on November 27, this court is likely to interact with her in order to ascertain whether she has been indoctrinated by respondents who are part of PFI network. Given the sensitivity of the situation, the security considerations as also the necessity to arrive at the truth, it is submitted to consider interaction in camera rather than in open court,” the father stated in the application.