New Delhi The Delhi High Court has refused to stay its single- judge bench order upholding the Centres decision to forfeit the properties of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahims mother Amina Bi and his sister Hasina Ibrahim Parker. Ref

using to grant any interim stay on the governments order, a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna fixed August 16 to hear their plea.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw earlier on July 15 had rejected the joint plea of Dawoods mother and sister against the Centres order to confiscate their properties in Mumbai by August 14.

While pleading to the division bench to stay the Centres order, Parkers counsel Bahar- U Burqui argued that Justice Endlaw had earlier upheld the Centres order wrongly saying that he ( counsel) had misled the court.

Burqui argued that the matter was initially heard by Justice S Muralidhar elaborately, but before he could complete the hearing, the courts roaster got changed and the matter was assigned to Justice Endlaw.

Countering Burquis argument, Centres counsel Jatan Singh cited Justice Muralidhars May 2 order, which, he said, had clearly stated that the matter could not be treated as substantially or even partly heard by him.

Accepting Singhs argument, the division bench rejected the plea for stay on the Centers order which has proposed to forfeit Dawoods kinsalt39properties by August 14.

Justice Endlaw had rejected the plea of Dawoods mother and sister against the Centres order to confiscate their properties

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