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Use Dr. J Jayalalithaa’s House As “Official Residence-Cum-Office of The Chief Minister of The State”: Madras HC Invoking Inherent Power

Lawstreet Journal 30 May 2020 11:55pm

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A Division Bench of Justices N.Kirubakaran and Abdul Quddhose of the Madras HC has on May 27, 2020, invoking power under Article 226 and S. 151 of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908 has directed the State Government to use the property of Dr. J Jayalalithaa situated at Poes Garden “VEDA NILAYAM” as “Official Residence-cum-Office of the Chief Minister of the State” in the dispute concerning her heirship and succession of the property. 


Background of the case: 

Late Chief Minister Dr. J Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, and she died in Apollo Hospital on December 05, 2016, due to health complications. Since she was unmarried, the question of who the legal heir is arose. Since there was no petition filed before any Court claiming the properties of Late Chief Minister Dr. J Jayalalithaa by close relatives, the appellants' claiming themselves as the members of AIADMK party emotionally attached with the leadership of the deceased had filed the petition under Section 217, 253, 254 and 278 of Indian Succession Act, 1925 for the grant of Letters of Administration without Will for Administration of properties and credits of Late Dr. J Jayalalithaa estimating the worth about a sum of Rs.913,41,68,179.01/-

Initially, the petition was posted for maintainability before the learned Single Judge and he had rejected as not maintainable as the petition lacked bonafide. An appeal against that order was filed before Division Bench. During the hearing, the Court had also impleaded Mr. J. Deepak and Ms. J. Deepa who are the brother's children of Late Chief Minister… Continue Reading...

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