Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest son of veteran filmmaker Raj Kapoor, and the brother of Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, passed away on February 9 this year after suffering a cardiac arrest. On Monday, the Bombay High Court was hearing a testamentary petition filed by Randhir Kapoor and his sister Rima Jain regarding letters of administration to the property of their brother Rajiv Kapoor. The Bombay High Court has reportedly sought an undertaking from Randhir Kapoor and sister Rima Jain that they would make reasonable efforts to search and submit late brother Rajiv Kapoor’s divorce decree.
As per a report in Times Of India, Justice Gautam Patel was hearing the testamentary petition, and according to the petition, Rajiv tied the knot with Aarti Sabharwal in 2001, and they got divorced two years later, in 2003. Advocate Sharan Jagtiani, counsel for Randhir Kapoor and Rima Jain, told the judge that the HC registry has asked them to submit a certified copy of the divorce decree, and that they sought dispensation by saying that they do not have a copy of the decree.
Times Of India quoted advocate Sharan Jagtiani saying, “The sister and brother are the only heirs to his estate. We don’t have access to the decree of the divorce. We tried to look for it but were not able to locate it. We seek dispensation.” They also said that they do not know which family court passed the divorce decree.
Justice Patel said that he is ready to dispense with requisition from the registry but only if Randhir Kapoor and Rima Jain give a sworn undertaking that they would make efforts to locate the decree, and that if found, they would tender a copy to the registry.
Justice Patel in his order said he was ready to dispense with the requisition from the registry but only upon the petitioners giving a sworn undertaking that they would make efforts to locate the decree of divorce, and if found, the same should be tendered to the registry. However, he added that this doesn’t mean that the hearing of the petition, which is ‘uncontested’ should be stopped simply for this reason. ALSO READ: Randhir Kapoor Reveals The Family Is Missing Late Rajiv Kapoor; Opens Up On Birthday Get Together And Says ‘It Was A Small Meet-Up, There Was No Celebration’
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