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Britain to retain Kohinoor, says no legal ground to return  

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Published on 26 July 2016 9:46 PM GMT

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New Delhi: Despite government’s constant efforts of bringing Kohinoor diamond back home, Britain’s new minister for Asia, Alok Sharma on Tuesday said that there is no legal ground of returning the diamond.

“It is the UK government’s view that there is not any legal ground for restitution of the diamond,” said Alok Sharma.

Alok Sharma, who is on a three-day visit to India, chaired meetings with Indian ministers and officials.

Previously, Central government had told Supreme Court that Kohinoor was gifted to the Britishers and was not looted. After this, Apex Court had reprimanded the government.

Replying it, government told the court that it will take all possible steps to bring back the diamond.

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