Kerala HC dismisses habeas plea of 'spiritual guru' for release of woman from parents custody

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Kochi, Jan 23 (PTI) The Kerala High Court has dismissed a habeas corpus plea filed by a 52-year-old man claiming to be a "spiritual guru" seeking release of a 21-year-old woman from the custody of her parents terming her as his "spiritual live-in-partner".

A Division Bench of the High Court, comprising justices K Vinod Chandran and M R Anitha, dismissed the plea observing that the "antecedents" of the man are "not such as to trust him with the custody of a young girl of 21" on mere statement of she being tutored, by him, in spirituality.