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Jaya’s legal heirs get State security, but at own cost

Observing that there would be a security threat to Deepa and Deepak on their declaration as legal heirs of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court, on Wednesday, directed the State government to provide round-the-clock security to both at their own cost.

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To pay for the security, the court directed Deepa and Deepak to liquidate any one of the properties and deposit the money in any of the nationalised banks so that the interest accrued could be utilised for paying the security charges regularly in case they are unable to pay the charges.

Earlier, holding that Deepak’s claim of list of properties aligned with the affidavit filed by late Jayalalithaa during the 2016 polls as well as on the file of the Special Court in Bangalore which dealt with the disproportionate wealth case, the bench said, “Those properties mentioned in Affidavit of Valuation, which would form part of the estate left behind by Jayalalithaa, have to go into the hands of the legal heirs of the late chief minister.”

Deepak and Deepa were entitled to the letters of administration in respect of the estate held individually by Jayalalithaa or in the names of the firms or companies, and the credits of Jayalalithaa as mentioned in the affidavit of valuation that Deepak filed, the bench added.

Recalling submission by Deepa and Deepak regarding their intention to create a trust making use of some of the properties in the name of their late aunt to serve the general public, the bench added: “The petitioner and the respondent shall allot a few properties according to their discretion and create a registered public trust in the name of their late aunt Dr J Jayalalithaa to do public and social service as per their affidavits filed before this court within eight weeks.”

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