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Alleging illegal detention,woman seeks Rs 10 lakh compensation

The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai Police on a petition filed by a woman demanding Rs 10 lakh in compensation claiming she was illegally detained in connection with a theft case. In a hearing conducted earlier this week, a bench of Justices BP Dharamadhikari and Revati Mohite-Dere issued notices to the Mumbai police, the Investigating Officer (IO) in the case attached to the DN Nagar police station in suburban Andheri, and to the state government. The bench directed the police and the state to file their respective affidavits, responding to the petition. The 55-year-old petitioner, a resident of the suburb, had approached the high court alleging that she was arrested last September on false charges and was kept in illegal police custody overnight, in contravention of law and her fundamental rights. The woman, through her lawyer Karim Pathan, stated that DN Nagar Police Station in Andheri had sent her a notice on September 5 last year,

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