Article 21 and 32 of The Indian Constitution. Section 154,156 and 157 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
When the minor daughter of the petitioner was kidnapped, he submitted a written report before the officer-in-charge of the concerned police station informing him about the same. The police officer did not take any action on the report. Aggrieved, the petitioner moved to the
Superintendent of Police which led to the registration of First Information Report (FIR). However, even then no steps were taken either for arresting the accused or for the recovery of the minor girl child. Therefore, the matter was lifted to the Supreme Court Of India.
It was observed that the case holds great public importance and needs a clear declaration of law because of which it was referred to a Constitution Bench of five judges of the Supreme Court for an authoritative judgment.
Following directions were given in the case:
Section 11(8) and 20 of Kerala Rent Act
Article 14(1), Article 16(4), Article 338, Article 341, Article 342 and Article 342A of The Constitution Of India, 1950. Section 4(5) Punjab Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes (Reservation in Services) Act, 2006.