The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Monday sought an endeavor from veteran actor Randhir Kapoor and sister Rima Jain that they’d make “affordable efforts” to find and submit the divorce decree of their late brother Rajiv Kapoor.
Justice Gautam Patel was listening to a testamentary petition filed by Randhir and Rima for letters of administration to the property and credit of their brother Rajiv, who died intestate on February 9 this yr. The petition mentioned Rajiv acquired married to Aarti Sabharwal in 2001 and so they divorced two years later.
Counsel for Randhir and Jain, Sharan Jagtiani instructed the decide that the excessive court docket’s registry division has requested them to submit an authorized copy of the divorce decree earlier than the court docket proceeds with the testamentary petition. Jagtiani added the siblings didn’t know which household court docket had handed the divorce decree.
He mentioned Randhir and Jain are the one heirs to Rajiv’s estates and sought dispensation to submit the divorce decree. Justice Patel in his order mentioned he was able to dispense with the requisition from the registry however solely upon the petitioners giving a sworn endeavor that they’d make efforts to find the decree of divorce, and if discovered, the identical ought to be tendered to the registry.
“Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply the listening to of the testamentary petition, which is uncontested and lists solely the petitioners as subsequent of form, ought to be stopped or the grant withheld solely for that reason,” the excessive court docket mentioned.