Chennai HC blames 'heads of censor board' as girl elopes after being influenced by films

FP Staff

Mar 22, 2017 14:35:01 IST

Chennai High Court has ordered the 'heads of censor board' to appear before it on March 27, saying poorly censored films are responsible for obscenity in cinema, which is affecting the youths, reports the Times of India.

Chennai High Court. Image courtesy: Creative Commons

Chennai High Court. Image courtesy: Creative Commons

'The heads of censor board' are directed to appear before the court on 27 March to explain why necessary action should not be taken against the board which is "responsible for exhibition of such cinemas involving POCSO Act offences," said a bench of Justice S Nagamuthu and Justice Anita Sumanth.

The judges issued the summons as a minor girl, traced in February after eloping with her 22-year-old boyfriend last May, deposed before the court that she had eloped after being influenced by similar episodes in films.

It was her father Sundararajan who lodged a police complaint stating that his daughter went missing on May 26 last. He later came to know that she had eloped with a local youth, Vimalraj (22). The Myladuthurai police registered a ‘girl missing’ case. Police inquiries revealed that Vimalraj was involved in several criminal cases in Myladuthurai region. His father too was involved in several cases.

The police team tracking the couple later traced them to Kozhikode on the basis of their mobile phone location.When the judges questioned her, they came to know that she was four months pregnant.

The girl also told the judges that she had eloped with Vimalraj on her own volition, reports the New Indian Express.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2017 14:35:01 IST