Ahmedabad: Man attacks cops to obstruct transfer of parents’ custody

Times of India | 1 week ago | 05-08-2022 | 11:21 am

Ahmedabad: Man attacks cops to obstruct transfer of parents’ custody

AHMEDABAD: A man and his three family members on Wednesday allegedly attacked a team of Wadaj police when the cops reached his house to hand over the custody of his aged parents to his younger brother following a high court order. A division bench of the Gujarat high court had on Wednesday ordered immediate transfer of custody of Manhar Gandhi and Pushpa Gandhi, both aged 86, to their younger son Jayesh Gandhi. The order was pronounced after Pushpa appeared before the division bench where she narrated how she and her husband were being ill-treated by their elder son Hitesh Gandhi. On the high court’s direction, Wadaj police sub-inspector N N Chaudhary brought Pushpa before the judges and soon after the order was passed, Hitesh went outside and began speaking to his wife in an aggressive manner, the FIR filed by Chaudhary stated. Chaudhary said that seeing Hitesh’s behaviour, she called up another official of Wadaj police and a PSI named Jignesh Malhotra. The two cops rushed to Hitesh’s house in Zaveri Park Society where his father Manhar, a bedridden cancer patient, had been living. Chaudhary said that when the cops reached Hitesh’s house accompanied by Jayesh and a medical team to hand over the custody of his parents, a huge drama unfolded. Hitesh, his wife Arpita, and their two children began obstructing the cops, the FIR stated. Hitesh and his family members allegedly abused and pushed the cops when they were performing their duty. The accused persons also allegedly threatened the cops with dire consequences. The cops overpowered them, pushed them into a police van and took them to Wadaj police station. Hitesh, Arpita and their two children were booked for voluntarily causing hurt to public servants, criminal intimidation and abetment. They were produced before a local court and granted bail.

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