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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
MA 43 of 2015

Merali & Ors v Merali (MA 43 of 2015) [2015] SCSC 53 (04 March 2015);

Media neutral citation
[2015] SCSC 53
Karunakaran, ACJ





Civil Side: MA 43/2015

(arising in  178/2008)


       [2015] SCSC 53


















Heard:                         4 March 2015

Counsel:                      Mr. K. B. Shah for Petitioners

                                        Respondent – Not Available


Delivered:                   4 March 2015




D. Karunakaran, Ag Chief Justice


[1]               This order relates to the motion filed by the Petitioners in CS 178 of 2008.  First of all, for the reasons stated in the accompanying affidavit filed in support of the motion, I find it just and necessary that an urgent ex-parte order should be made to protect the assets belonging to the legal heirs to the estate of the deceased Merali.  I make this order in the interest of justice in exercise of the equitable powers conferred by Section 6 of he Courts Act and in the light of the Marieva Injunction Principles. 

[2]               Having given careful thought to the entire circumstances of the case and on the strength of the reason stated in the affidavit I hereby make the following orders;-

  1. I hereby confirm the injunction issued by this Court on the 8th of August 2008 in CS 178 of 2008 which directed Mrs. Mireille Rolande Colman-Merali of Roche Boise, Anse Volbert, Praslin not to make any transfer of the funds held in the bank accounts belonging to the estate of the deceased R. Merali;
  2. In pursuance of the said injunction order, I hereby make further order that BNP Paribas Fortis transfers the sum of Euros 1,388,667.82 to the executrix account held by Notary Carl Ockerman in Brussels for the account of the succession of R. Merali which sum is to be debited from Mrs. Mireille Rolande Colman-Merali’s bank accounts in Belgium, (more fully set out in the schedule hereunder) and the balance to remain frozen until further order of this Court.

[3]               In the interest of justice, I direct the Registrar of the Supreme Court to serve a copy of this order on Mrs. Mireille Rolande Colman-Merali of Roche Boise, Anse Volbert, Praslin at the earliest.

[4]               Orders made accordingly.



Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 4 March 2015





D. Karunakaran 

Acting Chief Justice



Enclosed:  Schedule A.




S A BNP Paribas Fortis

1000 Bruxells

Montagne du Parc 3

Contracts No : GES 3033025S

                        GES 3053550D


In the name of Mrs. Mireille Colman


Bank A/C No: 001 5521303-42

Bank A/C No: 001 556745-15

Bank A/C No: 035 7777632-19

Bank A/C No: 013 1563732-13

Bank A/C No: 001 5520303-42 USD

Bank A/C No: 001 5521303-42 EU


Bank A/C No: 001 5734770-12

Bank A/C No: 001 5532676-66

Bank A/C No: 001 5774759-37

Bank A/C No: 035 5914666-35

Bank A/C No: 035 6941243-61

Bank A/C No: 013 0039503-42

Bank A/C No: 047 0782184-56

Bank A/C No: 047 0894657-09

Bank A/C No: 013 0038785-03

Bank A/C No: 035 5403347-03




Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 4th March 2015





D. Karunakaran

Acting Chief Justice