MUMBAI : In a rare case,the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JFMC), Thane has ordered the Navghar (Bhayander East) police to attach all movable assets of the four sons of an aged father so as to pay Rs 72,250 maintenance to the latter. The court has given a week's time for the same.  The four sons had gobbled up their father's flat in Mira Road and were not paying the last EMI of the flat and also not giving maintenance to their father, and as a result, the father complained to the Thane court, who gave the order.

Faujdar Rangi Gaud (75) stays in an old chawl alone, which he had purchased in 1985 for a measely Rs 15,000 after his four sons, Surajbhan, Ashok, Santosh and Rajkumar by sweet talking to their father, gobbled up his flat located near G C Club, Mira Road. Said Gaud, I had purchased the 3 bedroom flat in 2004 and in 2015, my four sons, all running a successful fabrication business, requested me to let them stay with their families in my flat. I allowed them, as they are my  children and also they said they will pay the oustanding EMI of Rs 70,000 which was remaining, as I was paying all the EMIs to the bank,said Gaud. Since then, the children are staying in my flat with their families, and  till date they are not paying the EMI to the bank, which has doubled and the bank officials are asking me to pay up as I am the owner, said Gaud. Nor they are paying me maintenance for my survival, and I am surviving on Rs 7,000 which I had given on rent to a family, while I stay alone in my chawl in Siddharth Nagar, near the Bhayander railway crossing,said Gaud. My wife, Shyamdulari is currently staying with our children in the flat, and I have no objection to her decision,  while I am staying alone and looking after my daily needs,said Gaud.  I shifted from Chandauli district in UP four decades ago and started my fabrication business, which my sons are looking now,said Gaud.

As my sons were not paying me maintenance, I complained to the Thane court, which has ordered the Navghar police to sell the movable assets of my children so that they could pay me maintenance,said Gaud. They  have also taken away my flat's ownership documents and are not returning me the same, complained the aged citizen.

Meantime, the Navghar police have been given 8 days to look into the matter and report to the court on 27 April for an update on whether the movable properties have sold so as to pay the maintenance of Gaud. I hope justice will be made as the court has given the order,said Gaud.