NEW DELHI, Oct 3 - A Delhi court today framed several issues to be decided in a 1997 civil suit filed against Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi for alleged misappropriation of funds of a trust, and directed the presence of all the parties involved in the case next month.
The court framed 13 questions, including which of the parties � Satyarthi and his wife or other trustees � are in possession of the records of the Mukti Pratishthan Trust and for which period.
�Whether the suit filed by the plaintiff is collusive suit which has been malafidely filed at the behest of Swami Agnivesh for the purposes of misusing the assets of Mukti Pratishthan Trust (MPT)? If yes, its effect?� Additional District Judge Kamini Lau said.
The civil suit was filed against Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha by MPT and four trustees alleging that the plaintiffs had got to know about the embezzlement of huge sum of money belonging to the trust by maintaining false accounts.
Satyarthi and his wife are also trustees of the trust. The court also directed Satyarthi, Sumedha and the other four trustees to be present before it on November 7 for the purpose of admission or denial of documents in the suit.
The other issues framed by the court include �whether the defendants (Satyarthi and his wife) have misappropriated the trust properties or transferred substantial interest in the trust in favour of Association for Voluntary Action (AVA) or to South Asia Coalition on Child Servitude (SAACS)?�
�Whether Swami Agnivesh is a necessary party in the counter claim filed by defendants in view of the additional claims/pleas of the defendants no.1 and 2 in... the counter claim? If yes, its effect?� it said.
The issues will be dealt with in the future proceedings in the suit. � PTI