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Published: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 1:41:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 1:48:39 PM

IGP orders police to trace Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband

IPOH: Perak police have been instructed by the Inspector General of Police to determine the whereabouts of Muslim convert Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, who failed to hand over custody of his youngest daughter to ex-wife M. Indira Gandhi.

Perak police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed on Tuesday that authorities have been instructed to ascertain Mohd Ridzuan’s whereabouts, adding that police are working on a lead.

“According to police information, the man is believed to be in Kelantan and alive,” he said.

In April 2009, Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, formerly known as K. Patmanathan, took away his youngest child Prasana Diksa, then 11 months old, and converted her and her two siblings, Tevi Darsiny, then 12, and Karan Dinish, then 11, to Islam without Indira Gandhi’s knowledge.

The High Court later granted Indira Gandhi full custody of all three children.

On March 11, 2010, Mohd Ridzuan was ordered to return Prasana Diksa to the mother.

The Syariah High Court, meanwhile, also awarded Mohd Ridzuan custody of all three children.

On May 30, Ipoh High Court judge Lee Swee Seng issued a warrant of arrest against Mohd Ridzuan for contempt after he repeatedly failed to return Prasana Diksa.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, Indira Gandhi, custody, police, Perak

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