The Bombay High Court will on Tuesday decide which court can adjudicate on the dispute between leading Pakistani singer Adnan Sami and his wife Saba who has accused her husband of harassing her and filed a divorce petition.
Saba has approached High Court seeking a directive to keep Adnan away from her five flats in suburban Andheri, which he reportedly gifted her when they got married.
Since the marriage is on the rocks -- according to Saba’s petition -- she does not want Adnan to live with her and has further alleged harassment by Adnan.
But before the court decides whether she can evict Adnan, it will have to decide which court can hear the matter.
At the last hearing, Justice A V Nirgude asked Saba’s lawyer why she did not move the family court, as dispute between husband and wife, though related to property, would generally be heard by family court.
But senior advocate S U Kamdar, representing Saba, said the family court refused to entertain her petition since both of them are not Indian citizens.
While Saba is a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, Adnan is a Pakistani national