CBI brings back child who was taken by father to Dubai during custody battle in Delhi HC

The three-year-old child was taken away by her father amid a custody battle with his wife and directives of the Delhi High Court to not leave the country, officials said.

Published: 27th February 2020 04:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2022 04:10 PM   |  A+A-

CBI Headquarters.

CBI Headquarters (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A team of CBI officials on Thursday brought back a toddler who was taken to Dubai by her defiant father in an alleged violation of a Delhi High Court order.

The three-year-old child was taken away by her father amid a custody battle with his wife and directives of the Delhi High Court to not leave the country, officials said.

On the directions of the Supreme Court, a team of CBI officials had gone to Dubai where it coordinated with local authorities to ensure the safe return of the three-year old girl and her father to Delhi.

The agency has informed the court about this and will produce the child before the HC on Friday, the officials said.

The child is in the care of the agency, they said.

The High Court had granted the girl's custody to the mother with a parenting plan according to which the father could meet the daughter for a few hours three days every week..

The Court had also asked the father to deposit his passport, which he did, the officials said.

On August 24 last year, when the girl had come to meet her father as per the parenting plan, he took her, along with his family confidant and maid to Dubai using a circuitous route via Nepal and other gulf countries.

He used a passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica, a Caribbean country.

Considering the "international ramifications", the Delhi High Court had handed over the probe to the CBI which had registered a case.

The matter had reached the Supreme Court through a petition filed against a High Court order.



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