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Friday, April 29, 2016

IGP says will arrest Indira Gandhi’s ex-spouse, after court order

KUALA LUMPUR - Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today the police will abide by a Federal Court order to arrest Muhammad Riduan Abdullah, ex-spouse of M. Indira Gandhi, for contempt of court.

“Police will obey the Fed Ct order,” Khalid said in a brief text message to the Malay Mail Online, referring to the Federal Court.

Earlier today, the country's top court ordered the national police chief to arrest Muhammad Riduan for contempt of court, over his refusal to hand custody of their youngest child ― Prasana Diksa to her in the high-profile child conversion case.

The Federal Court also upheld the initial mandamus order issued by the Ipoh High Court to Khalid, ordering the court to monitor the procedures to track and to arrest Muhammad Riduan following today’s decision.

The court ruled that the committal order against Muhammad Riduan was justified as he has repeatedly failed to produce the couple’s child — Prasana Diksa, now aged eight — in court.

The Federal Court decision today was on Indira’s appeal to the 2014 Court of Appeal decision that had dismissed the Ipoh High Court’s mandamus order to the IGP to enforce the arrest warrant against Muhammad Riduan and the recovery order to retrieve Prasana.

The Ipoh High Court had granted Indira in 2010 full custody of all three children.

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