My query is as under:
Mr. X brother of y (bride) had arrange a marriage of y & z. Up on request of Z, X get release mortgaged house of Z for Rs.3.25 lakhs in the year June 2010. In a good faith X has not taken any signature of either Z or his father.
Property is in the name of Z's father's who expired in 2014.
X has paid the amount to mortgagee and took the mortgage deed from him, which he mark cancel on the face of agreement and wrote as amount received from Mr. X and signed by the mortgagee along with date, which is prepared on Rs.100/- nonjudicial stamp paper. Also X took the original, registered Sale Deed from the mortgagee.
After this the relationship between Y & Z got diturbed and Y filed DVC which has been dismissed. In this judgement it is mentioned that the amount paid to release the mortgaged property cannot be taken as dowry since it has been paid before three months of the commencement of marriage.
She filed an appeal, this also got dismissed in 2015.
Meanwhile Mr. Z divorced X in Dec. 2012.
Till date nothing has been done to recover the amount of Rs.3.25 lakhs.
The original registered sale deed is with Mr. X which has been taken from mortgagee at the time of paying money.
QTN. How can Mr. X proceed to recover the amount now. Kindly guide in detail.