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SC says can't pass order to bring Kohinoor from UK

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Accepting the Centre's submission that it is exploring ways to bring Kohinoor diamond back from the United Kingdom, the Supreme on Friday observed it can't pass an order with regard to a property outside the country.

The apex said it can't restrain the from auctioning the property which is there.

After the subjugation of in 1849 by the British forces, the properties of the Sikh Empire were confiscated and the Kohinoor was also transferred to the treasury of the British East Company in Lahore.

Later, the diamond was shipped to and was handed to Queen Victoria in July 1850. It was cut to improve its brilliance and was mounted into Queen Victoria's crown. The diamond now sits in the tower of along with the Crown Jewels.

The people of have been demanding the return of the 105-carat diamond, which the British rejected in 2013.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 13:22 IST