Present Fernandes Before Us, Court Tells his Wife

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the wife of former defence minister George Fernandes to present the 80-year-old leader before it Monday to decide the custody battle between her and his brothers.

Justice V.K. Shali directed Leila Kabir to present the politician before him at 4 p.m. July 5.

"The court wants to ascertain what he wants. The person who, due to some incapability, was not able to be heard, the court wants to know what is in his mind to settle the issue," Justice Shali said.

The court was hearing the petition filed by Fernandes' brothers Richard and Michael seeking custody of their brother alleging that the former minister, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, is not being properly treated by his wife.


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  • D M D Souza, Bantwal

    Thu, Jul 01 2010

    Greed is the casue of pulling ailing 80 year old to court, instead of letting him have private life at the fag end of his life. I pity Mr George for becoming an object at the hands of his dearones, the tug of war could have been avoided as his presence in court will be useless as he is unable to express or recognise anybody who were close to him, with alzimers rendering him just like a few month old child

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