High Court sets Dec 15, 16 to hear Indira Gandhi's suit against IGP and govt

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has set Dec 15 and 16 to hear the suit filed by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and government for allegedly failing to arrest her ex-husband and return her daughter who was abducted by him 12 years ago.

Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali set the date on Friday (Oct 15) during case management, conducted via e-Review and attended by Indira Gandhi’s lawyer Pavitra Loganathan.

Federal Counsel Shazreen Nadia Zulkipli represented the IGP and the government.

Lawyer Rajesh Nagarajan, who also represented Indira Gandhi, said when contacted that the court also set Nov 15 for case management for the parties to submit documents on the trial.

In a suit filed on Oct 28 last year, Indira Gandhi, 46, alleged that the IGP had deliberately and negligently disregarded a mandamus order issued by the Federal Court in failing to investigate or take appropriate action to return her daughter Prasana Diksa, who is now 13 years old.

She claimed that all the defendants had a role to play in making decisions or ordering the Royal Malaysia Police to execute the committal warrant against Muhammad Riduan, her ex-husband, as ordered by the Federal Court on April 29, 2016.

The woman contended that the behaviour of all the defendants had directly caused her separation from her youngest daughter to continue until today and that their behaviour had also caused Muhammad Riduan to flee.

She is seeking RM100mil in general, aggravated and exemplary damages, as well as a declaration that the first defendant (the IGP) had committed the tort of nonfeasance in public office; and the second, third and fourth defendants were also vicariously liable for the tort of nonfeasance committed by the first defendant. – Bernama

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