Indira fails to get IGP to execute court order

10:52AM Dec 17, 2014 Malaysiakini

By Kow Gah Chie

Indira fails to get IGP to execute court order

M Indira Gandhi, the Hindu mother who is embroiled in an interfaith custodial battle with her convert ex-husband, has failed to get the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya to order inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar to recover her child.

The three-member appellate court panel today delivered a 2-1 majority decision in favour of Khalid in his appeal against the mandamus order issued by Ipoh High Court three months ago.

The mandamus order is to compel the police chief to retrieve the child and arrest the errant husband.

Both justices Abdul Aziz Abd Rahman and Ahmadi Asnawi allowed Khalid's appeal, while Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat dissented.

According to judge Tengku Maimun, the High Court did not err in issuing the mandamus order.

On Sept 12, Ipoh High Court issued a mandamus order to compel Khalid to arrest Indira's (right) ex-husband, Muhammad Ridhuan Abdullah, and return their six-year-old daughter to her.

Khalid, who claimed he was caught between two equally valid orders issued by Syariah High Court and civil High Court, has appealed against the recovery order.