The single bench of Justice G.S. Patel was hearing the chamber summons to classify interest of the plaintiffs - Qutbuddin and his son Fakhruddin, and respondent – Saifuddin in the battle for succession to head and leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community after demise of the 52nd Dai.  

After hearing both sides, Justice Patel said, “Fakhruddin is allowed to continue his father’s suit as his interest is joined with his father’s interest till the time a decree on succession is not established.”