The High Court of Madras appointed an Advocate commissioner to enquire into the allegations of a person that his friend is under the illegal custody of his own wife
The Madras High Court on Friday appointed an Advocate Commissioner to enquire into the allegations of a person that his friend (the Detenu), is under the illegal custody of his own wife (Detenu’s wife).
The Bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh and Justice D. Krishnakumar was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by the friend of the alleged Detenu, inter alia, alleging that the Detenu is in the illegal custody of the third respondent, who is none other than his wife.
The Counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that the third respondent (wife of the alleged Detenu) is keeping her husband (the Detenu) under her illegal custody along with two other persons by forcibly giving him the treatment as if he is a drunkard.
It was submitted that the condition of the Detenu is precarious and he is not under the influence of alcohol at any point of time.
On the other hand, the counsel appearing for the third respondent (Wife) submitted that the allegations are not true and that the petitioner (alleged Detenu’s friend) used to drink along with the detenu.
It was contended that the third respondent (wife) had to make sure that the detenu (her husband) comes out of his habits and, therefore she admitted him in a authorized de-addiction centre, Green Life Foundation (De-addiction cum Rehabilitation Center), Chennai and at present he is undergoing treatment.