The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a pledge from veteran actor Randhir Kapoor and sister Reema Jain to make “reasonable efforts” to ascertain and present their late brother Rajiv Kapoor’s divorce decision.
Justice Gautam Patel was hearing a testament petition by Randhir and Reema for letters of administration for the property and debts of his brother Rajiv, who died on February 9 this year. The petition stated that Rajiv married Aarti Sabharwal in 2001 and they divorced after two years.
Randhir and Jain’s lawyer, Sharan Jagtiani, told the judge that the High Court Registry Department had asked them to present a certified copy of the decree of divorce along with the court’s will petition. Jagtiani said that the siblings did not know which family court passed the divorce decree.
He said that Randhir and Jain are the sole heirs of Rajiv’s estates and sought dispensation to submit a decree of divorce. Justice Patel said in his order that he is ready to exempt the registry as expected, but only the petitioners have given an affidavit that they will try to ascertain the divorce decree, and if found, They should be sent to the registry. .
“However, this does not mean that the hearing of the testament petition, which is uncontested and listed only as the petitioners, should be stayed or the grant should be stayed for this reason only,” the High Court said.