SC notice to Leila Kabir on George Fernandes visiting rights

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 07:10 hrs

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Leila Kabir Fernandes over a petition filed by Samata Party leader Jaya Jaitley seeking visitation rights to ailing former defence minister George Fernandes.

The apex court bench headed by P. Sathasivam issued notice on Jaitley's petition challenging an earlier Delhi High Court order rejecting her plea of visitation rights.

Leila Kabir Fernandes is the wife of George Fernandes, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, while Jaya Jaitley is a close friend and political colleague of the socialist leader of yesteryears for the last three decades.

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