Yukta last month filed a police case against her husband, parents-in-law and sisters-in-law under sections 498A (cruelty) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of Indian Penal Code. She also accused her husband of offence under section 377 (unnatural sex).
Following this, Prince, his father Bacchiter Singh, mother Harinder Kaur Tuli and sisters Manmeet Kaur and Chandan Kaur approached the sessions court seeking anticipatory bail.
The sessions court, while posting the hearing for a later date, granted them interim relief from arrest till August 31.
Yukta has challenged this before the High Court. Justice R P Sondurbaldota had on August 19 issued notice to Prince and scheduled a hearing today. His lawyer however, sought time to file an affidavit in reply. The judge then adjourned the hearing to August 28.
In 2008, Yukta married Prince, a Nagpur-based businessman. She and her 3-year-old son have been staying with her parents for the last one year after she fell out with the husband and the in-laws.