Court disposes of country's oldest case

 A local court on Friday disposed of a 76-year-old case while directing 11 people to return 600 acres of mortgaged land to a person for Rs 807.

Last year, during review of old cases, the Supreme Court had considering it to be the oldest case of the country and directed for its speedy disposal, according to the court sources.

The case had been pending since 1936 and the court on Friday ordered return of the land to the litigant after depositing Rs 807, prosecution said.

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Yogini Devi, a resident of Raja Ka Gaon Kharauni in the Bansdeeh area, had filed the case to get back her mortgaged land in 1936.

She had mortgaged the land for Rs 807 to one Lakhan Singh and others. Later, the collector’s court had referred the case to a local civil judge (junior division).During the course of the hearing Yogini and Lakhan died.Ganesh Singh, claiming to be Yogini’s inheritor, fought the case. While the other party had 11 persons.Deciding the case, civil judge (junior division) Ravikant Yadav on Friday passed the order in the favour of Ganesh.

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