The order was passed on a Habeas Corpus petition by mother alleging that her husband had taken away their infant child.
Single-judge Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said that the infant child is suffering great loss, both physical and mental by depriving it of mother’s care and bond.
The Court, therefore, directed to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar to take all necessary measures to ensure the recovery of the female child from private respondents.
“The Senior Superintendent of Police and/or the Police team he may assign such duty or may be accompanying him shall be authorised to raid any place and household they may suspect the child has been confined in or kept hidden,” the Court said.
In this regard, the Court also underscored the importance of mother’s breast milk for an infant.