No need to talk about 'happy endings', just find Prasana, Indira's lawyers tell IGP


M. Indira Ghandi kissing the picture of Prasana Diksa. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: The lawyers of M. Indira Gandhi are asking Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador if he knows the location of her daughter Prasana Diksa and ex-husband K. Pathmanathan (who is now known as Muhammad Riduan Abdullah) – who have been missing for 11 years.

Legal firm Raj and Sach wanted to Hamid to explain his statement that a 'win-win' situation was needed to protect Prasana's welfare.

"There is absolutely no necessity for a 'win-win scenario' when there is an order from the Federal Court for the IGP and the police to arrest Pathmanathan Krishnan and return Prasana Diksa to Indira Gandhi.

"The IGP has failed to give effect to the order of the Federal Court," the lawyers said in a statement on Thursday (Jan 30).

Police have yet to locate Muhammad Riduan despite an arrest warrant issued by the High Court in 2014.

He had taken Prasana Diksa away from Indira when she was just 11 months old back in 2009.

In 2010, the Ipoh High court gave Indira custody of her three children and subsequently annulled their conversion to Islam in 2013.

The Federal Court had in January 2018 nullified the unilateral conversion of Indira Gandhi's three children to Islam by her ex-husband.

Hamid had said on Tuesday (Jan 28) that Bukit Aman was diligently working towards reuniting M. Indira Gandhi and her daughter.

He added that he had taken a personal interest in the case and the police's main goal was to track down Prasana.

"Handling a case that has gone on for seven years is quite hard but police are pooling their resources to trace the daughter, he had said.

"I want to see a happy ending occur as being apart is not good for anyone. I have my own ways of achieving such a goal but I don't publicise it," he said.

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