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Chandigarh: Parking row at Kirron Kher’s parental house

Her 103-year-old father, sister-in-law file cross complaints over a car parked in the driveway; cops remove the vehicle.

Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Updated: March 19, 2016 2:37 am

A PARKING row was witnessed at local MP Kirron Kher’s parental house in Sector 8-A here on Friday with her 103-year-old father and her sister-in-law filing cross complaints over a car parked in the driveway of their house. Kher and her sister are already locked in a bitter battle over this property with their sister-in-law.

While Kher’s father Thakar Singh alleged that the car was illegally parked in the driveway and obstructing his path, her sister-in-law Gurindesh Sandhu claimed that it was her car that was forcibly removed by the police “under MP’s influence” even when a case was going on in the court.

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Kher and her sister Kanwal Thakar Singh are co-owners of the ground floor and the annexe portion of the house while Thakar Singh is owner of the first floor of the main house, as stated in the complaint.

Kher, who was in Delhi, claimed “since I am an MP, it is easy to put the blame on me”. “Why would I use my influence in a thing which is legal? They should read the Senior Citizens Act. Had I been using my influence, I would have used it in the first month of becoming the MP. In fact, my father has been suffering and writing letters for two years now,” she told Chandigarh Newsline over the phone.

Kher’s sister Kanwal Thakar Singh said, “In the first place , they are not the owners of the car; it is not registered in their name. It was parked illegally. My father is 103, he made the complaint, as the vehicle was obstructing his path. He had to walk to and from the gate as his car could not come inside. Also, in an emergency, an ambulance could not come inside. The vehicle was removed by a legal procedure which can be verified. Her complaint is baseless and malafide.”
The complaint by Kher’s father to the UT Deputy Commissioner stated that an unknown black Maruti Alto car, bearing registration number PB 11-AG-6628, parked in his driveway was causing great inconvenience apart from posing a safety hazard to him. The complaint also raised questions on the inaction of the authorities.

“I was hopeful that the UT government would have taken action to remove this unknown vehicle which doesn’t belong to any resident of this house. However, I regret to say that even after a year, no action has been taken to remove this hazard to my safety and the vehicle continues to block my access to and from the house,” stated the complaint by Kher’s father.

However, Kher’s sister-in-law had an altogether different story. Her complaint stated that she had gone to attend hearing of a court case pertaining to the house when she got a call from her staff that their car parked in the driveway of the house had been forcibly removed by the police with the aid of a crane.
“This amounts to contempt of court as we have already received status quo twice on this property. We do not know where the car is and from our CCTV footage, we saw the traffic police removing the car. We fear that the police are under the influence of local MP who is also my late husband’s elder sister,” stated the complaint by Sandhu.

However, Kher said, “Status quo doesn’t allow you to block a passage. My father is 103.”

SSP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhry said that he was not aware of the issue. “The sister-in-law can send a complaint. A fair inquiry will be done,” he said.

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