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Faridkot royal row: Order on plea reserved

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 29, 2014
First Published: 12:16 IST(29/7/2014) | Last Updated: 12:18 IST(29/7/2014)

Additional district and sessions judge Atul Kasana on Monday reserved the order on the plea of Delhi resident Gurpreet Singh, urging the court to implead him as a party in the Faridkot property dispute case.

Giving a twist to the dispute over inheritance of the property of Maharaja of Faridkot Sir Harinder Singh Brar, Gurpreet in January had moved an application to this effect. Gurpreet had said that Amrit Kaur, the Maharaja’s daughter, had on February 14, 1996, entered into an assignment deed for a total consideration of Rs. 65 lakh, which was paid to her. The application mentioned that a general power of attorney was also registered.

Gurpreet said that as per the deed, he would get a major share in case the suit challenging the will, by which the Maharwal Khewaji Trust was made caretaker of Maharaja’s property, was decided in favour of Amrit.

The court adjourned the hearing of the appeals challenging the order by which the court had made the Maharaja’s daughters legal heirs to his Rs. 20,000-crore property to August 4, when the court is expected to rule whether Gurpreet can become a party or not to the ongoing dispute.

On July 25, 2013, a chief judicial magistrate nullified the will authorising the Trust as caretaker of the Maharaja’s property, paving the way for his daughters Amrit and Deepinder Kaur to inherit the property. Sir Harinder Singh Brar had died in 1989.

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