Harassed man sues son, daughter-in-law for property

New Delhi: A "harassed" man, who sued his son and daughter-in-law to evict them from his property, has been granted possession of his house by a Delhi court. Devi Dayal Sharma, a resident of northeast Delhi, moved the court of additional senior civil judge Raj Kumar, against his son and daughter-in-law claiming they had harassed him and said he wanted to evict them from his property.

Sharma told the court that the property has been acquired by him and his son and daughter-in-law should be restrained from doing away with it. He told the court that his son and daughter-in-law had started harassing him in 2008 following which he asked them to move in the first floor of the property comprising two rooms, in the capacity of a licencee and in lieu of an assurance that they would stop humiliating him.

Things, however, did not work out and they continued to harass and humiliate him on one pretext or the other, the complainant alleged. Fed up with the humiliation, Sharma sent them a legal notice in 2010 terminating their licence but the same was not complied with. Instead, they threatened him to sublet the premises and even sell it off. Sharma moved court seeking possession of the property and injunction against his son and daughter-in-law from doing away with it.

After perusing the documents which showed Sharma as the owner of the property, the court passed a decree of possession in his favour. It also restrained Sharma`s son and daughter-in-law and their agents from subletting, assigning and parting with the possession of the property or creating any third party interest "forcibly and illegally".