Many of the divorce cases have been witnessed these days but some have weired twist attached with itself. An Indian-orgin couple based in UK are caught up in divorce battle which includes a 160,000-pound ticket on the futuristic first commercial flight into space on British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Galactic.
Meera Manek married to Ashish Thakkar, is taking him to the UK High Court next week to dispute his claims that his assets are worth just 445,532 pounds. The couple were married in 2008 but separated in 2013.
The 33-year-old food writer and blogger insists that Thakkar is in fact a billionaire, ‘The Daily Telegraph ‘ reported.
“The Virgin Galactic flight will be discussed in court. It is an asset Ashish still holds and will be considered as part of the investigation into his total wealth. Meera will demand the cost of the ticket be counted in his assets. She could demand he cashes it in,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
The UK High Court will now decide over the course of a five-day hearing beginning on Monday what Thakkar’s assets are worth and a further trial will then determine how much Manek should receive as part of the divorce settlement.
Thakkar was among the first to sign up for Branson’s dream project of launching the first commercial flight into space. The full amount of the tickets are paid up front but the tickets on Virgin Galactic are fully refundable up until the date of the flight.
Thakkar is a Dubai-based businessman who runs the Mara Group and was born in the city of Leicester in the UK.
Justice Moor will rule on Thakkar’s real wealth next week.