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Court summons Mongia

Mumbai, Sept. 14: A Mumbai court has directed former India wicket-keeper Nayan Mongia, 42, to settle a domestic dispute with his mother or approach a Lok Adalat on Sunday.

Last year, Mongia’s mother Gyandevi, 69, had approached the court, accusing her son of grabbing her property and subjecting her to physical and mental violence.

Gyandevi has accused her son and daughter-in-law Tanu of ill-treating her after her husband’s death in 2009, forcing her to stay with her daughter in Mumbai since March 2011. She now lives in Borivali, a suburb.

Mongia’s mother has alleged that her son refused to part with the portion of the family property willed by her husband in her name.

The former cricketer is contesting the will.

Gyandevi is also seeking monthly maintenance from her son and wants him to pay Rs 7 lakh spent on her cardiac bypass surgery recently.

On Wednesday, judge D.K. Mulla threw out Mongia’s plea to quash the case. The cricketer had challenged the Mumbai court’s locus standii, saying he and his mother were residents of Vadodara.

“This a matter that involves your family and it’s better if you sort out things,” the judge told Mongia while hearing his mother’s complaint on September 12.

Gyandevi, too, will have to explain her charge of domestic and mental violence against her son at the next hearing on October 10.

But Mongia, who was investigated by the CBI for match-fixing in the 1990s but let off for lack of evidence, will have the option of settling the issue at a Lok Adalat on Sunday.

“Nayan feels that his mother is being instigated by his sibling. But he is keen to sort out the issue quickly and would look for a settlement on Sunday,” his lawyer Kshitij Mehta said.