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Ex-union minister booked in royal property dispute

Bundi police has lodged a case against former union minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and two others for allegedly claiming rights over the erstwhile Bundi royal family’s properties with forge documents.

jaipur Updated: Dec 22, 2017 21:05 IST
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Jitendra Singh,Rao Ranjeet Singh,Bundi
Jitendra Singh, a Congress leader, who had represented Alwar in the Lok Sabha and was a minister in the erstwhile UPA government.(Picture for representation only)

Bundi police has lodged a case against former union minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and two others for allegedly claiming rights over the erstwhile Bundi royal family’s properties with forge documents.

The case was registered on Thursday after verifying a complaint by Avinash Chandra Chandna, a resident of Delhi.

Kotwali police station SHO Ramnath Singh said a complaint was received against Jitendra Singh and two others alleging that they used forged documents to show the erstwhile Bundi royal family properties in name of a trust.

Owner of properties Rao Ranjeet Singh had declared Chandna as his successor, the police officer said. He said the investigation was on and a case under IPC section 420, 406, 467, 468, 471, and 120B has been registered.

In the complaint, Chandna alleged that late Rao Ranjeet Singh of Bundi declared him as successor to the properties. Ranjeet was the brother of Jitendra’s mother Mahendra Kumari.

Chandna said: “Ranjeet, died in 2010, and was married to Durga Devi. They had no children. Ranjeet was a close friend and spent last days at my residence. He registered the properties in my name on March 30, 2009 in Delhi.”

He also alleged that Jitendra Singh and others under a conspiracy through forge documents made trust deed stating that Ranjeet named his share of properties in name of a trust of which Jitendra is trustee.

Commenting on the issue, Jitendra Singh said, “This is a political move as bypolls are coming. I am not a beneficiary of this trust. The matter is sub-judice.”

He said Rao Ranjeet Singh set up Ashapura Mata Trust in 2010 for the people of Bundi.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 21:04 IST