SC orders status quo on Faridkot royal property - ECAS Punjab

SC orders status quo on Faridkot royal property

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, August 13

In the dispute between the families of two daughters of the late Maharaja of erstwhile Faridkot estate to claim ownership of assets worth over Rs 25,000 crore, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered status quo. The grandchildren of the late Maharaja had challenged the High Court verdict giving one-third share of the property to the latter's elder daughter.

In its order, the Supreme Court today directed that pending further consideration, all parties shall maintain status quo with regard to the properties involved in the present proceedings.

The apex court directed that Maharwal Khewaji (MK) Trust to file the statement of accounts for the past five years before the next date of hearing, October 6.

The court ordered that the respondents were at liberty to file their affidavits in reply by September 28 and the petitioners have to file their rejoinder, if any, by October 3. The order further reads that the matter shall be disposed of finally on the next date.

In a series of claims and counter claims, Amrit Kaur had got a criminal case registered against 23 persons, including Jagir Singh Sran, CEO of the MK Trust, for forging her father's will to deprive her of her share in the property. On the other hand, the CEO had accused some persons of making an attempt to take forcible possession of the property. The Trust is looking after the movable and immovable property for the past over 30 years.

from The Tribune

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