Shweta Tiwari gets Reyansh's custody, Bombay High Court grants permission to actress's estranged husband Abhinav Kohli to meet and talk to their son


According to reports, the Bombay High Court, in the recent hearing, gave a huge relief to Shweta Tiwari by refusing to grant the custody of her son Reyansh, to his estranged father, Abhinav Kohli. However, the court also permitted Abhinav to meet Reyansh on weekends for 2 hours and talk to him video call daily for 30 minutes. The division bench of Justices SS Shinde and N J Jamadar said that Reyansh's welfare has been given utmost importance in the decision.

The bench reportedly observed that Abhinav and Shweta have developed strong animosity towards each other. Abhinav and Shweta live in the same residential complex in Kandivali and the court observed that, "this proximity, it seems, has, on the one hand, provided opportunities to the parties to keep a tab on the activities of the other, and, on the other hand, it had led to many acrimonious episodes leading to police reports."

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As per reports, the court looked into Abhinav's allegation that Shweta has been busy with her work and can't pay attention to the child. The court shared, "In our view, the issue of welfare of the minor cannot be determined on the sole parameter of the work commitment of one parent and availability of ample time with another." The bench further said that the fact that Tiwari "is a busy actress, cannot be construed to unfavourably judge her suitability to have the custody of the son. In our view, the issue of work commitments of Tiwari putting hindrances in the overall development of the son, being again a question of fact, warrants adjudication."

The court observed that Abhinav couldn't furnish material that could indicate Reyansh's custody with Shweta is detrimental to his welfare and development. "We are, therefore, not inclined to direct the change in custody, in the exercise of extraordinary writ jurisdiction," said the court giving Abhinav the liberty to approach the family court to solve custodial issues. 

Giving Abhinav the permission to meet his son on weekends and talk to him virtually daily, the court hoped Reyansh's father and mother, “who claim to be adept at playing characters, in reel life, act in the best interest of their son in real life."

(Source: India Today)