The Bombay High Court on Monday restrained police officers concerned from proceeding against the warring heirs of Suleiman Bakery owners, and also from entertaining any fresh dispute against either side for six weeks.
The court has passed the restraining order to allow the heirs to arrive at an amicable settlement. The HC was hearing a petition filed by Abdul Sattar Mithaiwala, co-owner of Suleman Usman Mithaiwala at Mohammed Ali Road in south Mumbai.
Mubin Solkar, advocate for petitioner, argued that they were not against out-of-court settlement but the police harassment under the guise of civic disputes between the parties should stop. He alleged that the police were not allowing them to arrive at a settlement.
Abdul Sattar Suleman Mithaiwala and his two sons Sadique and Saeed approached the HC alleging that the police will not registering FIR against the former's nephews Imran and Zakaria.
They have alleged that Imran and Zakaria had abused, threatened and assaulted Saeed.
However, the Pydhoni police was refusing to take the complaint, states their petition.
Besides, the cousins have also booked them in false cases of unlawful assembly and also imitated chapter proceedings against them, said Solkar.
They have sought quashing of the same. The petition alleges that when Sadiq was sitting on the cash counter on December 30, 2009, Imran came to the shop at around 7 pm and demanded Rs 2 lakh.
However, the families are willing to reach a compromise.