New Delhi, Sept. 28 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI, the government of Tamil Nadu and others for answers on a plea filed by a woman who alleged her ex-husband had abducted both of her underage children in the United States in violation of an out-of-court settlement agreement passed by an Ohio court in July.
The case was heard in a court headed by Judge AM Khanwilkar who notified the CBI, the government of Tamil Nadu, the petitioner’s ex-husband and others on a plea filed by the woman seeking instructions from the authorities to trace and produce her minor children in court.
Lawyer Prabhjit Jauhar, representing the woman, told the judiciary that the ex-husband violated the US court order and abducted her two underage children who have not been traceable since August this year.
The petitioner stated in her plea that her underage daughter is a permanent resident of the United States while her underage son holds an American passport.
“The minor children were unlawfully and unlawfully removed from the custody of the applicant’s ex-wife on August 16, 2021, by the father of respondent number two (ex-husband) in flagrant and absolute violation of the judicial agreement mutually consented and entered into by and between the two parties on July 30, 2021, in Joint Pleadings Court, Family Relations Division, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, ”the plea reads.
He alleged that the underage children were taken to an “undisclosed destination” because they are not in Chennai or Virudhnagar in Tamil Nadu and are believed to have been taken to Maharashtra.
The habeas corpus request stated that Virudhnagar police had visited the ex-husband’s parental home but the minor children were not found there.
He stated that the petitioner did not know the whereabouts of her minor children.
According to the plea, the applicant had married in October 2008 in Chennai and within a month they had moved to Delaware.
He said the parties were granted a divorce in May this year and a final shared parenting agreement had been reached and signed.
According to the plea in August this year, the ex-husband left the United States with the minor children in violation of the US court-sanctioned settlement agreement.
“The petitioner’s ex-wife was completely unaware and was taking all possible measures to prevent her from removing the children from the United States,” he said, adding that the petitioner, along with the help from his family in Chennai, had fled from pillar to post to find the minor children but to no avail. PTI ABA ABA RKS
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