A court docket in Rajasthan’s Bundi district has issued an arrest warrant towards former Union minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and two others in a forgery case.

The Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace, Bundi, has taken cognisance below IPC sections 420 (dishonest), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the aim of dishonest), 471 (utilizing a solid doc as real) and 120 B (prison conspiracy) towards Singh and two others — Shree Nath Hada and Bijendra Singh. The court docket has ordered that they be arrested and offered earlier than the court docket on January 6, 2022.

Singh, who was the Union minister of state for House, is accused of forging his uncle’s signature to switch his properties to himself. The court docket stated that Singh and the 2 others, “fraudulently, and to achieve an unfair profit, tried to deceive the court docket by submitting a faux belief deed whereas presenting it as real.”

Whereas the orders had been issued on November 18, complainant Avinash Chandra Chandna’s legal professionals obtained an authorized copy of the order on Friday.

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The matter pertains to the properties of the erstwhile royal household of Bundi in Rajasthan. Bundi’s final king, Maharaja Bahadur Singh, had two kids, Ranjeet Singh and Mahendra Kumari. As Ranjeet Singh staked declare to the property by way of rule of primogeniture, Mahendra Kumari filed a case in a Bundi court docket in 1986, in search of the division of the properties.

Ranjeet Singh had married however had no kids whereas Mahendra Kumari married Pratap Singh and gave start to Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and Meenakshi. Because the case dragged on, Mahendra Kumari handed away in 2002 and Jitendra Singh fought the case as her consultant.

Then in 2005, a neighborhood court docket divided the property equally between Ranjeet Singh and Jitendra Singh however the division couldn’t happen after Singh reportedly appealed towards the order and acquired a keep. Ranjeet Singh ultimately died in 2010. In 2017, Delhi resident Avinash Chandra Chandna claimed that he was near Ranjeet Singh and his household and that Singh used to remain at his residence in Delhi, the place Singh breathed his final. Furthermore, Singh had transferred his properties to Chandna in March 2009.

Chanda alleged that after Ranjeet handed away, Jitendra created a belief with solid signatures of Ranjeet Singh in backdate of Could 2008. The faux belief papers, Chandna alleged, say that Ranjeet Singh dedicated all his property in the direction of his ‘Kul Devi’ Ashapura Mataji within the type of a belief and made Jitendra Singh chief ‘sewayat’ (one who serves an idol at a temple) or a trustee and Shri Nath Singh as an assistant sewayat.

“Since Ranjeet Singh didn’t have any offspring, he (Jitendra) wished to usurp the properties,” says Chandna, who lodged an FIR in Bundi in 2017 towards Singh and others.

Singh approached the Excessive Court docket towards the FIR, which disposed of his plea in 2018, observing that had Ranjeet Singh issued such a doc, he would have talked about it earlier than the Excessive Court docket in December 2008, as a substitute of praying that he will get his share of properties throughout his lifetime.

The CJM court docket famous that that Singh didn’t present the unique copy of the belief deed to the investigating officer however a report by a personal forensic laboratory authenticating the belief deed as real. Bundi police shut the 2017 case lodged by Chandna, apparently on the idea of that report, prompting Chandna to problem the police’s Ultimate Report.

Singh didn’t reply to calls and messages.

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