Indira Gandhi Action Team to file RM100mil suit against IGP


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  • Saturday, 01 Feb 2020

Indira showing a picture of 11-month-old Prasana Diksa. - Filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indira Gandhi Action Team (Ingat) says it is suing the police and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador for RM100mil for failing to produce Indira's 12-year-old daughter Prasana Diksa.

The group said it was left with no choice but to turn to the courts in light of Hamid's recent "confession" that the police were seeking a win-win situation regarding the case.

On Friday (Jan 31), Hamid was reported to have said that he knew where her ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah was, and was urging him to come forward and talk.

Ingat's spokesperson Arun Dorasamy said at a press conference here on Saturday (Feb 1) that Hamid was in no position to "play broker" in seeking a "happy ending" to the saga.

"There is a moral and legal obligation to enforce the court order without anymore delay.

"The same term was used last year of a happy ending, and I'm not sure what that even means.

"Why should we use such a term when all the IGP needs to do is to enforce the court order," Arun said, adding that the group would be filing their suit next week.

Meanwhile, Indira said Hamid's revelation was very shocking and frustrating.

"We suspected that the police knew of my daughter's whereabouts but the confession is really shocking. I hope the IGP will no longer delay bringing my daughter back.

"Why is he (Hamid) talking about a happy ending? Without Prasana there can be no happy ending," Indra said this

Indira said Prasana would be turning 12 this coming April and had been missing since she was 11 months old.

"The delay in not having seen her is tearing me apart," she added.

In 2009, Riduan took Prasana away. She and her two older siblings were taken by their father shortly after he converted to Islam.

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

The two older children are with their mother.

Last year, the Federal Court unanimously declared the children's unilateral conversion to Islam to be unlawful.

In February, Ingat put up an RM10,000 reward for anyone who could provide information leading to Riduan's arrest.

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