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Delhi HC dismisses as not maintainable pleas by Lalit Modi's family against arbitration over family property

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court today dismissed as not maintainable the suits by family members of Lalit Modi against the initiation of arbitration proceedings in Singapore by him in connection with their family property. (Dr Bina Modi vs Lalit Modi)

While doing so, the Court refused to rely on the contention that the Lalit Modi was interested in keeping the arbitration proceedings outside the country in order to escape the liability pending in India.

It said,

"..while exercising Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction and has vested such powers only in the Supreme Court under Article 142 and this Court should thus refrain from acting on such considerations."
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The order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw in anti-arbitration injunction suits preferred by Dr Bina Modi, Charu Modi and Samir Modi in connection with the arbitration proceedings initiated by Lalit Modi in Singapore for KK Modi’s estate.

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