Pramodadevi moves HC over sale of Regency Theatre

Pramodadevi Wadiyar, wife of the scion of the royal family of Mysuru, the late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, has moved the high court, seeking directions to quash the lower court orders not to alienate the Regency Theatre, Mysuru.

A sessions court in Bengaluru has passed an injunction order against Pramodadevi, asking her not to alienate the property.  

Pramodadevi has approached the high court, saying Rohini R Manohar, a resident of Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru, has forged documents for entering into an agreement with her late husband in February 2006.

According to Rohini, she had paid a sum of Rs 1 crore to late Wadiyar to buy the theatre. She claimed the I-T department had granted permission to sell the property. Rohini wrote to Pramodadevi in March 2014 about the agreement, the payment made and the remaining amount of Rs 9 crore to be paid as part of the sale.

Pramodadevi said the documents of the agreement and the signature of her husband had been fabricated and forged. Rohini approached the lower court, which granted an injunction order, restricting Pramodadevi from alienating the property. A division bench comprising Justice H G Ramesh and Justice John Michael Cunha ordered emergent notice to Rohini and adjourned the hearing to July 3.

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