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Allahabad HC orders security to Bareilly couple Ajitesh and Sakshi

Lucknow | The Bareilly couple Ajitesh and Sakshi on Monday was granted security by the Allahabad High Court after the couple had filed a petition seeking protection from woman’s father BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra. The couple was earlier allegedly¬†roughed up by some people at Allahabad High Court premises.

Bareilly BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.

Addressing reporters in the court premise, the couple’s lawyer said,”Only Ajitesh was beaten up. It’s not known who were these people. But it proves that there is indeed a threat to their life for which they were seeking protection.”

Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.

In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.¬†The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.

The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their peaceful living as both petitioners were major and had entered into marriage with a free will.

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