A couple who had gone to seek protection from Allahabad High Court was abducted from outside the court premises on Monday. According to news agency ANI, the couple was abducted by unknown people in Lucknow.
A police investigation in the case is underway.
The incident took place at 8.30 a.m in the Uttar Pradesh capital.
According to eye-witnesses, the young couple was seen waiting outside the court gate number 3, early in the day when a black SUV came and pulled in the couple at gunpoint.
The SUV bore the registration number UP80 which belongs to Agra district. Sources said that 'Chairman' was written on the rear of the vehicle.
Police officials said that the CCTV footage was being scanned and checking of vehicles have begun.
The kidnapping came on the same day when one of their friends, who helped them in eloping was arrested in connection with a case in 2018. This friend is also said to be a close aide of the BJP MLA father.
The Allahabad High Court had fixed Monday for hearing a petition filed by the couple, who had gone into hiding, fearing threat to their lives form the Misra and his henchmen.
Special Superintendent of Police Bareilly Muniraj said that he did not know the location of the couple but if they informed him about their whereabouts, he would provide security to them.
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