Govt acquires ex-Princess Prerana Shah's land
Former princess Prerana Singh (File photo)
The government has acquired 15.1 ropanis of land in Chauni of Kathmandu that was provided to Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh, daughter of former King Gyanendra Shah, in dowry.
A joint bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justices Deepak Karki and Sapana Malla gave the decision.
Co-Spokesperson of the Supreme Court Bishwa Raj Poudel told Setopati that a decision was taken to transfer the ownership of the plot of land registered in Prerana Shah's name to government.
With the abolishment of monarchy, the government had decided to transfer the properties belonging to former king and his family members to the Nepal Trust.
However, former princess Prerana had filed application at SC seeking her property back, arguing that she got it as dowry. Earlier, the SC had decided that Prerana would own the land.
Today's verdict reversed the earlier decision in response to a review application filed by Nepal Trust.
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