Hyderabad: Najaf Ali Khan, the grandson of the seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, has moved a metropolis court docket difficult Prince Mukarram Jah’s declare of being the only proprietor of 5 properties, together with well-known palaces belonging to the final ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad state.
Terming the Prince’s declare of being the only proprietor of Falaknuma Palace, King Kothi Palace/Nazri Bagh, Chow Mahalla Palace, Purani Haveli in Hyderabad and Harewood Cedars Bungalow at Uddagamandalam (Ooty) in Tamil Nadu as ‘completely baseless’ and ‘faulty’, Najaf Ali Khan filed a case on this regard in Metropolis Civil court docket, looking for partition and separate possession with metes and bounds.
Najaf Ali Khan identified in his go well with that after Hyderabad State obtained built-in into India on January 25, 1950, an Instrument of Accession was signed between the Authorities of India and Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur Nizam VII. In line with the phrases of this settlement, the listed non-public and private properties of the Nizam VII had been authorised, declared and acknowledged by the Union of India to be non-public and private properties of Nizam VII.
The properties entered within the checklist had been nonetheless in existence on the time of demise of Nizam VII on February 24, 1967. After his demise it was alleged to devolve upon his 16 sons and 18 daughters, Najaf Ali Khan argued.
In line with Najaf Ali Khan, in 1957, Nizam VII gifted the 5 properties to Prince Mukkaram Jah via present deeds. At the moment, Mukarram Jah was not current in India.
He claimed that Prince Mukkaram Jah later wrote a doc informing Nizam VII that he got here to know concerning the execution of the present deeds in his favour however expressed his unwillingness to simply accept them for causes that he was uncertain of his future and thought of himself incapable of sustaining the gifted properties together with his meagre revenue.
Prince Mukkaram Jah orally gifted the stated properties again to the Nizam VII and he himself signed a memorandum acknowledging the oral present, stated Najaf Ali Khan.
He alleged that Prince Mukkaram Jah, even after figuring out that he’s not absolutely the proprietor of the above stated properties and that he has returned them to the unique proprietor Nizam VII, continued to behave like their sole proprietor.
Via his GPA’s and advocates, he has disadvantaged the opposite members of the family of their respectable rights and likewise misguided widespread public and authorities authorities.
Najaf Ali Khan urged the authorities to not register the properties in full or half because the matter is sub judice.
Mohammed Adnan Shaheed, one of many attorneys of Najaf Ali Khan, stated the authorized heirs of Nizam VII have been disadvantaged of their respectable share and have been saved in darkish by Prince Mukkaram Jah.