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The Delhi High Court Tuesday restrained the wife and son of veteran socialist leader and former defence minister George Fernandes from taking him to the US for medical treatment.

Justice V.K. Shali restrained Fernandes’ wife Leila Kabir and their son Sean from taking the leader to the US for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

The court rejected the argument of Leila Kabir’s counsel that in view of Fernandes health, he was required to be taken to the US. The matter will be further heard on April 26.

The high court was hearing the plea of Richard Fernandes, brother of George Fernandes, who alleged that they could not meet the leader as he was in the confinement of his wife and son.

According to the petition, Kabir and Sean returned to George Fernandes’ life after two decades, saying that his friends and brothers want to grab his property worth over Rs.250 million.

Fernandes, 79, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was under ayurvedic medication at the Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar till date.

“Kabir and Fernandes had forcibly taken Fernandes to an undisclosed location on the pretext of giving him medical care,” the petition states.

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