War veteran wins back house from ‘cruel’ son

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2014 10:43 IST

War veteran Naik Thakur Singh Negi, 78, can now live in his own house. Panchkula sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Gurmeet Singh on Tuesday ordered his son Deepak to vacate the house within 30 days so that Negi could shift from the old age home where he was forced to live.

Evicted by son from his own house, retired war veteran Negi had approached the SDM last year for help under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.

“My son Deepak and his wife made me live at an old age home in Sector 15 for the past nine months,” said Negi.

He had submitted before the SDM, through his counsel Manbir Singh Rathi, that he 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 house is a double-storey, with partly constructed first floor.

Negi submitted that he was being treated with cruelty on various occasions and on May 6, 2013, his son and daughter-inlaw 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 an old age home at “such a juncture of life when care and affection is the only solace most expected in the life at least from own children”.

Negi had demanded that his house be handed over to him. In his will, he has made his five daughters as legal heir.

He had fought the 1962 Indo China war and after retiring from the army he had worked as record clerk. His wife died about nine years ago.

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