Friday, March 13, 2009

Gandhi memorabilia owner to file case to get items back

New York, Mar 13 (PTI) US-based collector James Otis, owner of Mahatma Gandhi five items which were auctioned off by the Antiquorum Auctioneers for USD 1.8 million, said he will file a case in the New York State Supreme Court in an effort get the items back.

Talking to PTI today, Otis said his lawyers are finalising the details. He did not say on what grounds he would be seeking the items back.

Mahatma Gandhi's iconic round eye glasses and other personal belongings-- pocket watch, sandals, glasses, bowl and plate were bought by Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya recently in an auction here. PTI

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