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January 08, 2019 04:35
Indian SC Seeks Information on Woman, Minor Son Living in U.S

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The Supreme Court of India on Monday sought to know the whereabouts of a non-resident Indian woman and her minor son who were stated to be living in Georgia.

The top court took note of the apprehension of the woman's 80-year-old father Rajkamal Pyarelal Kanodia that his daughter and the grandson might have been killed in the United States allegedly at the behest of her husband and in-laws.

"A copy of the petition be served on K Radhakrishnan, a senior counsel, who has been requested to obtain instructions from the concerned authorities as to the whereabouts of Mamta Kumari Kanodia and her minor son, who are stated to be residing in Georgia, USA," said a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

The top court has currently posted the for legal proceeding after two weeks.

Advocate Sanjay Dubey, appearing for Rajkamal, said that Mamta's husband and in-laws had not revealed regarding his previous marriage.

Rajkamal, a Thane resident, a city in Maharashtra, has not seen his daughter since April 16, 2016, when she left for the U.S., the plea said.

The couple got married on January 24, 2015, at an Arya Samaj temple in Mumbai.

The petitioner has sought the court's intervention to bring his daughter back. He has asserted that she is being threatened by her husband and in-laws against taking any judicial action.

According to the father, Mamta had made a call to him earlier this year in July asking for help but in vain as call got disconnected.

-Sowmya Sangam

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