PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court on Friday ordered the Inspector-General of Police to arrest Muslim convert Muhammad Ridhuan Abdullah for defying a High Court order for him to hand over his youngest daughter to his ex-wife.
The five-man bench chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif had allowed kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi’s appeal to reinstate the mandamus order issued by the Ipoh High Court compelling the IGP to execute the warrant of committal against Muhammad Ridhuan.
He remitted the case back to the Ipoh High Court for the High Court judge to monitor executing the warrant of committal against Muhammad Ridhuan.
Justice Raus said Muhammad Ridhuan had wilfully disobeyed the court order and he still refused to hand over eight-year-old Prasana Diksa to Indira Gandhi.
He said Muhammad Ridhuan defended his action when he was found guilty of disobeying the custody order and appealed to the Federal Court, adding that when his appeal was struck out he disappeared with Prasana Diksa.