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SC admits petition on NRI child custody

delhi Updated: Jun 05, 2010 02:05 IST
Bhadra Sinha

The Supreme Court has admitted a petition to decide whether the custody of a child holding Indian passport can be given to a parent on the basis of a foreign court order.

A vacation bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi has issued notice to an NRI woman who got her eight-year-old daughter’s custody even though the girl has been living and studying in India.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had permitted her to leave the country with the child for London.

The high court order had based its decision on a London court order that had in December last passed an ex-parte order granting the girl’s custody to the woman.

The Supreme Court bench yielded to the father’s request and restrained the mother from leaving the country until June 19 and directed the couple to appear before the court on that day.