Indira’s team claims police inaction, to seek help from home minister

Indira Gandhi and INGAT chairman Arun Dorasamy at the press conference to announce her ‘walk of justice’ from Sungai Petani, Kedah, to Putrajaya.

KUALA LUMPUR: A support group for Indira Gandhi, whose daughter was taken away by her former husband, will seek help from the home minister to locate her.

Indira Gandhi Action Team (INGAT) chairman Arun Dorasamy said the decision was made because of the police’s inaction and the “reluctance” of Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador to solve the case.

“At this juncture, INGAT will not seek another meeting with the IGP. We will seek help from the home minister or the prime minister directly,” Arun said at a press conference today to announce details of Indira’s 350km “walk of justice” to Putrajaya.

“There is a mother who has been waiting (to see her daughter) for 11 years. How much longer should she wait?”

Arun said the special task force formed by the police to locate Prasana Diksa should be dissolved immediately.

“On Sept 3, we went to Bukit Aman for a meeting with the IGP on the progress of the investigation, but he didn’t attend the meeting and no update was given to us. It seems like there is no plan to repatriate her daughter despite forming the task force.”

He claimed “a lot of information” regarding the investigation was circulating, but the task force did not know about it.

“A third party is said to be negotiating with Riduan (Indira’s former husband, Muhammad Riduan Abdullah). Who is the third party and why did the task force not know about it?” he asked, adding that it has been 16 months since the formation of the task force.

The task force was set up after the Federal Court ordered police to track down Riduan last year.

Indira will embark on a 12-day, 350km justice walk from Sungai Petani, Kedah, to Putrajaya on Nov 21, accompanied by INGAT members, to deliver a letter to the prime minister.

“The walk is a plea for justice to the rakyat and to the prime minister,” Arun said.