My father expired in january 2000 without a writing a will. My mother obtained legal heir certificate from the thasildhar (revenue dept) mentioning seven of her children +herself.. As per the discussion between my father and mother (while he was alive) two daughters were excommunicated from the family and they neverinteracted with my parents for more than 25 years. According to my parent's decision, my mother obtained legal heir certificate within three months after father's death. IN 2007, mother filed a suit for division of property. Due to pressure from the two daughter's after the death of father, mother (aged87 years) had applied in year 2011 for legal heir certificate to the same thasildhar including the left out two daughters and the thasildhar issued legal heir certificate for nine children +herself with a condition that there should be NO PARTITION SUIT TO BE PENDING IN COURTS. Mother has suppressed the fact that there is a legal heir certificate to the court and to thasildhar. There is a condition printed in the legal heir certificate issued in 2011 that she will be liable for criminal prosecution if there is a pending civil suit. Already two of the legal heirs had objected to the thasildhar for having issued the second legal heir certificate in year 2011 and the thasildhar is proposing to conduct an inquiry.(while the earlier one issued in Mrach, 2000 is with my mother, which fact she has suppressed to the court also).
The doubt is which one legal?
Chennai/ 3rd jan 2014.