Putting an end to the Amrohis' property dispute, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed Tajdhar Amrohi, son of late film-maker Kamal Amrohi, to delete the name of his deceased brother Shandar Amrohi as a co-occupant of the Cozi Home cooperative housing society at Pali Hill in Bandra.
Advocate Renuka Laxmeshwar, who appeared for Tajdar, said, "The city civil court order of November 27, 2013, which allowed the deletion of Shandar's name and holding that Tajdar is the only owner of the property, has been upheld by the court."
The housing society had challenged the civil court order in the high court, and sought to include Shandar's legal heirs to be the co-owners and make them respondents in the petition.
However, Laxmeshwar argued, "There was a settlement between the two brothers years ago and according to it, the rights of the property were surrendered to Tajdar and accordingly he was its owner. We also argued that under the Rent Control Act, arguments regarding legal heirs cannot be raised in a petition."
The court accepted the arguments put for by Tajdar and accordingly dismissed the plea of the society and allowed Tajdar to delete Shandar's name. However, the society sought three weeks' time to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the HC order. The court thus stayed its order till then.