SC to examine if it can interfere with decrees by foreign court

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New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) The Supreme Court today decided to examine an important issue whether it can interfere with decrees/orders passed by a foreign court.

A vacation bench comprising Justices C K Thakker and Lokeshwar Singh Panta issued notices to a man on a petition filed by the mother of the child for the custody of their eight-year-old daughter.

The court reprimanded Nandini Chowdhuri for suppressing the fact that she was facing contempt of court proceedings for disobeying the orders of a court in the United States of America directing her to allow her estranged husband Rana Roy to meet the child ocasionally .

The court also wanted to know whether anybody has asked the child with whom she wants to stay, with the mother or the father.

Nandini had come to India with the child from US in December last year to avoid contempt of court proceedings.

She was given the custody of the child by the American court.

After coming to India, she filed a petition in Alipore court in West Bengal for custody of the child.

Both the trial court and Kolkata High Court dismissed her petitions.

She had got married for second time and is reportedly having another child from her second marriage.

She is seeking directions from the court not to permit the father of the child to meet her.

The apex court, however, directed the petitioner to produce the child in the court on the next date of hearing in July .

The petitioner, however, is contending that she is a natural guardian of the child and is capable of looking after her.

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