The Central government learnt Supreme Court that India should not claim the renowned Kohinoor diamond from the British queen as it was gifted by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the then British government.
The NDA government at the Centre on the behest of Ministry of Culture learnt the Supreme Court that, India should not stake claim for Kohinoor diamond as ‘it was neither stolen not it was forcibly taken away’.
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, seeming for the Central government in Supreme Court said it was the stand of the Culture Ministry. He also informed the Supreme Court that the Kohinoor diamond was handed over by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the East India Company.
The matter which is heard by Chief Justice TS Thakur asked the Centre if they want the case to be dismissed but also informed that the Centre may face a problem in the future while putting forward any legitimate claim.