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Harmit Kaur v. Boota Singh & Ors - COCP-1153-2006  RD-P&H 12603 (14 December 2006)
COCP No.1153 of 2006
DATE OF DECISION: 08.12.2006
Boota Singh and others
CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SURYA KANT.
PRESENT: Mr.Madan Sandhu, Advocate,
for the petitioner.
Mr.Munish Singla, Advocate,
for respondent No.1.
for respondent No.2.
SURYA KANT, J.
This contempt petition has been filed by the petitioner(mother) against her husband and Principal of the School, alleging that they are not permitting her to meet her minor son despite the order dated 13.01.2006 passed by this Court (Annexure P-1).
After hearing learned counsel for the parties and having regard to the sensitivity of the issue involved and also keeping in view the fact that welfare of the child is the most paramount consideration, it appears desirable to dispose of this petition with the following directions:- i) It is stated by learned counsel for respondent No.2 that the winter break of the school shall be from 24.12.2006 to 02.01.2007.
During this break, the petitioner shall be entitled to keep the minor child in her custody for the first 3 days i.e. 24.12.2006 to 26.12.2006. It will be her responsibility to reach the school COCP No.1153 of 2006 --2--
premises in time and to take the child, and, thereafter, to hand over him to respondent No.1 in the morning of December 27, 2006 at 10.00 A.M. in the school premises itself; ii) The Principal of the school is directed to permit the petitioner to meet and to accompany the child on every Sunday from 10.00 A.M. till 3.00 P.M. and during this period, she shall be entitled to take the child outside the school premises but it shall be her responsibility to bring the child back to the school by 3.00 P.M.; iii) The Principal of the school shall intimate the petitioner in advance regarding the summer break of May/June, 2007 and in terms thereof, the petitioner shall intimate in advance to the Principal of the school during which 1/3rd of the vacations, she
would like to keep the child with her. Upon such intimations, the Principal of the school is directed to comply with the orders dated 13.01.2006 passed by this Court.
Disposed of. Rule discharged.
December 08, 2006 (SURYA KANT)
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