Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court had on Wednesday dismissed a petition by Chetana Kumble, wife of former Test cricketer Anil Kumble, contesting the maintainability of a petition seeking reopening of a child custody case.

It had not dismissed her former husband V. Jahagirdhar’s petition, as reported in these columns.

Mr. Jahagirdhar was the respondent in the case before the High Court.

Ms. Chetana, in her petition, had challenged a Family Court order reopening the custody case relating to her and Mr. Jahagirdhar’s daughter.

Justice Rammohan Reddy had heard the matter on the maintainability issue and not on deciding the custody of their daughter.

The judge had remanded back to the Family Court the main matter — continuation of trial and disposal of case on merits — on an application by Mr. Jahagirdhar seeking exclusive rights of his daughter.