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Market Price Of Salman Rushdie’s Ancestral Home Challenged In Delhi HC

New Delhi: An software has been filed within the Delhi Excessive Courtroom searching for the setting apart of an order handed by a single-bench which had estimated the market worth of Booker Prize-winning writer Salman Rushdie’s ancestral home within the capital metropolis’s Civil Strains space at Rs 130 crore.

A authorized battle ensued between Rushdie’s household and that of Congressman Bhiku Ram Jain for nearly 50 years after a deal to promote the home fell by way of.

In 2012, the Supreme Courtroom had directed the Rushdie household to hand-over the home to the Jains for the market worth as on date of the order.

The choice to find out the market worth of the property was, nevertheless, left on the Delhi Excessive Courtroom.

On December 24, 2019, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw estimated the market worth of Rushdie’s ancestral home, which is adjoining to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, at Rs 130 crore.

Aggrieved by the value fastened by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom, Bhikhu Ram Jain’s son Narender Jain has now moved the court docket asserting that the order is “non-est, bad in law and passed in blatant transgression of the directions passed by the Supreme Court and untenable on facts and in law.”

“Pass an order allowing the present appeal; set aside the impugned order dated 24.12.2019 along with all the findings and, or observations contained therein; determine the market price of the suit property in terms of the Supreme Court Order dated 3.12.2012,” the petition requested.

The Booker prize winner’s father Anis Ahmed Rushdie had entered into an settlement with Bhiku Ram Jain to promote the home Rs 3.75 lakh.

The 2 households then acquired right into a dispute after they accused one another of not respecting the phrases of the settlement.


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