(Querist) 15 September 2017
This query is : Resolved
My grandmother has filed a suit in court that a plot of land is purchased by her stating it as a self acquired property though it was purchased by My grandfather's income..he died in 1987..My father objected it..in trial court she provided the Unregistered document of land mutation...Nothing else....and trial court gave judgement in favour of her... Now we have appealed in high court, our advocates asked here in high court about her source of income ,from where she got money to buy the property as she was minor at that time and lived in Hindu Joint family...Plz anyone tell me if a property is purchased by Husband on his wife's name, then whether it will be the Self Acquired property of the wife ???
(Expert) 16 September 2017
Since the property is purchased in wife's name by your grand father she became absolute owner of the property, which she can bequeath, mortgage, gift, sell, exchange as per her wish. She as absolute owner of the property can deal wit the property in whatever manner she likes.It should be treated as her self acquired property.