NRI father Ravichandran gets child Aditya's custody
May 27, 2010
NEW DELHI: A two-year-long custody battle between an estranged NRI couple has ended with the father wrestling control of the boy and taking him to the US after the CBI tracked down the mother and the child to an art school in Chennai, the CBI informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
With this development, a vacation Bench comprising Justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar ordered closure of the proceedings initiated by V Ravichandran, who had accused his estranged wife Vijayshree Voora of kidnapping seven-year-old Aditya from the US and bringing him to India in breach of US court orders.
Aditya was traced on May 1 to the Global Art India in Chennai and was handed over to the father, said senior advocate
Pinky Anand who appeared for Ravichandran.
On November 17 last year, the apex court had directed the mother to go back to US, submit herself to the local court's jurisdiction and, if she wanted, initiate proceedings for alteration in the orders granting joint custody of the child.
What went against the mother was the manner in which she changed her place of stay frequently to avoid detection by the police after the Supreme Court issued notice to the states on a habeas corpus petition by the father.
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