My father had allegedly signed a sale agreement of two of the property - one is 4.20 acres (88 plots) and another 2.20 acres of farm land to a fraud marwadi in our town. The 4.20 acres which is turned to 88 residential plots is in my name since the year 2000 and the other land 2.20 acres is in my fathers name. The mentioned properties are our ancestral properties.
The said agreement of sale says Rs. 10,000 has been paid towards the purchase and the total sum of the sale is 45 lakhs. This is insane, because just to convert that 4.20 acres farm land alone to residential plots easily cost us more than 30 lakhs rupees. Also the content of the agreement states that my father has got my power of attorney to sell the property in my name which I have never given. The signature on the agreement almost matches that of my father although the rest of my family members disputed that he ever signed such a thing. My father was suffering from stroke and passed away 2 years ago.
The marwadi had moved to court about 7 years ago and surprisingly the court ruled in his favour! in absence of my father and myself!!! I didn't even knew there was a case going on regarding our property! My father was suffering from stroke and couldn't attend to any matters and I was residing out of country. My Mom was helpless and is a traditional home maker who isn't skilled to handle outside matters. The mentioned marwadi has a notorious reputation of being a fraud and a crook in our town. The people in our town says he is trying to steal our property and he has done this before to other helpless family mostly to older folks without heir to properties. He also allegedly paid the lawyer representing us in the court. When I questioned our lawyer (after I tracked him down by looking up his name on our case documents) about his failure to do his job properly his response was that since I was out of country and my father is disabled from stroke and so he could not do much under such circumstances and therefore lost the case.
I have hired another lawyer who seems inept, incompetent and quite frankly hopeless. His work ethic is horrible. But I didn't have a choice since he is one of the very few senior lawyers left practicing in our town. I am also helping him out. I have him file civil miscellaneous to reverse the previous judgement. Meanwhile Marwadi has hired a top notch lawyer from Mumbai! I am quite impressed by this guy because for this case alone he travels from Mumbai to my home town in North Karnataka for every hearing!!!!
My situation sucks. It's quite pathetic. I know!
But please in spirit of justice any valuable legal advice and suggestions will be much appreciated. Many thanks!
I hope justice prevails.