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Kolkata, July 4

MR KASHI NATH TAPURIA and Mr Pradip Khaitan on Monday filed a petition in the High Court asking to be added as party to the Testamentory suit for grant of probate of the will of Priyamvada Birla, made in 1999. The probate application was filed by Mr R.S. Lodha.

In the petition, it was stated that the petitioners were appointed executors in the mutual will of Priyamvada Birla, made in 1982. Mr Justice K.J. Sengupta in his order dated March 11, had held that G.P. Birla has caveatable interest in the will of Priyamvada Birla because he is one of the executors of the said mutual will. By virtue of the said order, the present petitioners do have unquestionable caveatable interest in the will of Priyamvada Birla, made in 1999.

The petitioners wanted to file a caveat in the proceeding but the court refused to accept this as the probate proceeding has been transferred out as Testamentory suit. Under these circumstances, the petitioners filed the petition, which is likely to appear for hearing on Tuesday.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 5, 2005)
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