The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition by one Harjit Kaur seeking bullet proof jacket for her son who is lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delhi.

The petition was filed seeking directions from the court to the state of Punjab to provide a bullet proof jacket to the petitioner's son, both inside and outside the jail, as and when he is to be produced in Courts or is taken out on production warrants citing grave threat to his life at the hands of his enemies/gangsters.

Senior Advocate R.S. Rai for the respondent-state, at the outset, raised an objection qua the maintainability of the petition as the petitioner's son is admittedly lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delhi which is outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The Single bench of Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul observed that the Advocate for the petitioner, Mandeep Kaushik, has failed to bring to the notice of the Court any cogent material qua the alleged threat perception to the petitioner's son.

"...the son of the petitioner is presently lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. Hence, this Court would refrain from passing any directions as prayed for, since the son of the petitioner is lodged in a jail beyond the jurisdiction of this Court", the Court held while dismissing the petition.

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