Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that while it cannot be denied that a bond between a woman and her grandchild is special, it cannot replace the bond the child has with his/her parents. The Bombay HC released the statement while asking a Nashik woman to hand over custody of her 12-year-old grandson to his parents. The child's parents moved the court this year as the maternal grandmother refused to let him go. The parents told the court that the boy's mother fell ill and was advised bed rest. Therefore, the child and the woman shifted to Nashik, to stay with her mother. The child was then admitted to a school in Nashik and after recovering, the woman and her son decided to return to Pune. However, they could not return due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May last year, the woman returned to Pune but her child stayed in Nashik and continued studying online. Later, when the couple went back to Nashik to bring the boy back to Pune, his grandmother refused to let him go. She approached police and the child welfare committee, claiming that there was a dispute between the boy's parents that affected him, Hindustan Times reported. The elderly woman claimed that staying with her was in the best interest of the child. A bench comprising SS Shinde and Manish Pitale accepted the couple's contention and said, "the ordinary comfort of the child, his contentment, health, education, physical, moral and intellectual development, upbringing and well-being, as also his future certainly lies with his parents."