HC asks cops to return kids to uncle
- Vote for Supriya Sule or lose water, âthreatensâ Ajit Pawar
- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
- 5th phase of elections: Moderate to high turnout on biggest voting day
- Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, superseded Sinha resigns
- Election Commission lifts ban on BJP leader Amit Shah after he promises to behave
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed that the order of a Norway court which had ruled that the custody of two children, Abhigyan and Aishwarya, sent back from that country after a custody row, be given to their uncle, be upheld.
The direction came hours after the police handed over the two children to their mother Sagarika Chakrabarty in the morning.
Sagarika had earlier appealed to the court for the custody of the two children, who were staying with their uncle Arunabhas Bhattacharya at Kulti in Burdwan district following an order from the Norway court.
On Tuesday, when the High Court was told about the the fact that the police had handed over the two children to their mother, Justice Dipankar Dutta directed the police to return the child to their uncle. He also asked the state to file a compliance report on Wednesday and fixed the hearing for next Monday.
Abhigyan and Aishwarya were separated from their parents Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharjee after the order of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services in May last year. In April last year, they were brought to India and handed over to Arunabash.
In May, Sagarika approached the Child Welfare Committee, Burdwan, which ordered that the children be handed over to her. When the order was not implemented, she moved the High Court.
The case was fixed for hearing on Tuesday but it was adjourned. But the police had by then already picked up the two children from Kulti and handed them over to Sagarika.
- As EC website crashes due to overload, party workers use apps to locate voters
- An entire society in Kothrud could not vote
- Chaos, anger across city over missing names
- Mulayam pushes third front, says will stake claim to PM post
- Don’t look at my candidates, votes for me: Maya to Dalits
- AAP biggies focus on Vishwas, Kejri seats, other units suffer