HC stays order on royal property dispute
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday stayed a Chandigarh court order on the property dispute between two sisters of the Faridkot royal family.
As per an August 2013 order of the Chandigarh court, former Faridkot maharaja Harinder Singh Brar’s daughters Amrit Kaur and her younger sister Deepinder Kaur were given equal inheritance of ₹20,000 crore assets .
The appeal was filed by Deepinder Kaur and the Khewaji Trust in July 2013. As per a 1982 will, a trust was created by the maharaja making Deepinder chairperson. However, the Chandigarh court did not accept this will and gave an equal share of property to the two sisters.
Deepinder and trust have challenged the findings recorded by the lower courts discarding the June 1, 1982 will on various grounds.
“Broadly, the grounds taken in the appeal are that there is another registered will (dated May 22, 1952) executed by the maharaja as per which the eldest daughter Amrit Kaur has been excluded,” the petitioners’ lawyers Chetan Mittaal and Kunal Mulwani said.
The 1982 will was discarded on frivolous grounds, they said.
Justice Surinder Gupta, who stayed the Chandigarh court order, issued a notice for April 25.