Finally, war veteran Thakur Singh Negi, 78, got his house back on Wednesday as the police got it vacated from his son and handed him possession.
Evicted by son from his own house, the 1962 Indo-China war veteran Negi had approached the Panchkula sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) for help under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
The SDM had ordered for eviction of his son Deepak on April 15, which he did not obey. The house had to be vacated by May 15. Then an execution application was filed before the SDM who ordered the police to comply with the order by August 4. But, the police failed to do the needful. Negi was forced to live with his eldest daughter.
Deepak and his wife had made Negi live at an old age home in Sector 15 for nine months and after that he moved to his daughter’s house.
Negi was allotted a house in Sector 15 by the Housing Board, Haryana, in 1980 and the deed of conveyance was also executed in his favour. The double-storey house had ground floor and partly constructed first floor.
Negi had told the SDM that he was being treated with cruelty by his son on various occasions and on May 6, 2013, his son and daughter-in-law manhandled him and turned him out of the house.
He claimed that he was threatened against filing any complaint and to avoid persistent humiliation, he was forced to live at the old age home.
After retiring from the army, Negi had worked as a record clerk. His wife died about 9-10 years ago.