September 19, 2018

Ex-judge disinherits rebel daughter

Khagaria: A retired district judge who had allegedly kept his daughter confined for her decision to marry a Delhi lawyer against her parents’ wishes, has said he was disinheriting his only child for being adamant on “tarnishing” the reputation of him and the family.

Subhash Chandra Chaurasia, who retired as the district and sessions judge of Khagaria on June 30, on Tuesday issued the statement where he accused his daughter, Yashaswini, of being adamant upon tarnishing the reputation of “myself and my family”.

“As a father, I have always been concerned about the future of my daughter, who is my only child,” Chaurasia said in the statement issued in Hindi. He alleged that the girl was being “ensnared and blackmailed” by Siddharth Bansal, a Delhi lawyer whom she wanted to marry against her parents’ wishes. “I am deeply anguished over the recent course of events and, therefore, decided to disinherit my daughter Yashaswini,” he said.

The girl and her parents had appeared on June 26 before Patna High Court which had ordered their appearance in person taking suo motu cognisance of a report published on a news portal where it was alleged that the girl had been kept in illegal confinement.

After the 25-year-old girl, a law graduate, told the court that she was not comfortable staying with her parents, the high court division bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon ordered that she be lodged at the guest house of Chanakya Law University, Patna, her alma mater.

The court had, while directing that the girl be provided with adequate security, also said that her parents could visit their daughter, subject to her consent. The matter was posted for hearing on July 12.

Courtesy: PTI

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