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Meghalaya: Uncle files FIR against nephews for property dispute

The uncle lodged a police complaint in Shillong, accusing the nephews for usurping his property.

Guwahati / Shillong – The two-decade-long feud between uncle and nephews over property has now hit the headlines. The distressed uncle lodged a police complaint in Shillong accusing his nephew for usurping his property.

73-year-old Kailash Chandra Saraf, who lives in Assam’s capital Guwahati, has lodged an FIR at the Sadar police station in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong. In the FIR, he has accused his nephews Samit Saraf, Amit Saraf and Binit Saraf that they are trying to usurp his ancestral house in Shillong by deceit and fraud.

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Kailash Saraf has written in his FIR that the house in Shillong ( Shillong land- Patta no-40, of 1968) was transferred in his name in the year 2001 through a family arbitration done at the time of distribution of properties by his grandmother Kamla Devi Saraf. But in spite of this, his nephews are trying to sell the said house after getting a mutation done by them only.

On the other hand, while talking to this reporter, Samit Saraf is denying all the allegations leveled against him and his brothers, saying that the court had termed that arbitration as null and void, which Kailash Chandra Saraf is claiming. It means that not only Kailash Chandra Saraf but everyone has an equal right on that house.

In response to which Kailash Chandra Saraf claims that ” However Omprakash Saraf, father of Samit Saraf, challenged this family arbitration in the District Court where the court dismissed his petition and unfortunately  he had to face defeat.

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Kailash Chandra has registered a case under sections 417, 420, 423, 467, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code before the Shillong police. It must be mentioned here that ” according to section 417 of the Indian Penal Code, whoever cheats, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both. .

However, this family matter, which has been going on between uncle and nephews for two decades, may once again reach to the court, where right and wrong will be decided.

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