It is only Rs 10 but it led a man to fight a court case against his own brothers for four long years. The money was his monthly share as rent from a tea stall let out by his late father.
Ranuk Singh, a resident of Central Delhi, had registered a case against his brothers Balwant Singh, Shiv Charan and tenant Bhajan Singh in March 2007.
His father Narian Singh had rented out his tin shed shop at Ranjit Nagar in West Delhi on a monthly rental of R30 to Bhajan Singh. Ranuk Singh filed this case to counter Bhajan Singh civil suits, wherein the latter had said he had been paying the entire rent to Balwant Singh.
Ranuk claimed he had not received his monthly share of R10 out of the rent since 2004. For recovery of his one-third share of the rent from the shop, Ranuk filed the civil suit in 2007, 35 years after death of his father in 1982.
Despite repeated court summons, neither the tenant nor any of the brothers or any family member of his late brother appeared before the court, which eventually gave the verdict in favour of Ranuk Singh, believing all his depositions and testimonies.
Additional senior civil judge Gautam Manan said, "This court has no reasons to disbelieve the testimony of the plaintiff. Accordingly it is concluded that the plaintiff is entitled to receive one-third rent in respect of the suit property."