By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Sep 16, 2012
Mongia has been asked to appear before the Lok Adalat to be held on September 16, as the Borivali metropolitan magistrate reminded the former wicketkeeper-batsman that it was a case involving his family, and it must be settled.
"We are ready to settle as we do not want this matter to drag on," a source close to Mongia's mother Gyandevi was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Kshitij Mehta, the lawyer of the former cricketer has alleged that the case was filed at the instigation of Mongia’s siblings.
"The court suggested we settle the issue," Mehta said.
Mongia’s mother earlier claimed that she was ill treated by Mongia and his wife after the death of her husband in December 2010.
She had undergone a bypass surgery, and claims to have spent Rs 7 lakh, which she seeks from the former cricketer and also monthly maintenance, citing physical and mental violence.
Gyandevi also claimed that Mongia had refused to give her share of the property which her husband left for her.