Tags: Actor, Asia, bollywood, Bombay High Court, High Court of Justice, India, Shirdi, Shrirampur
Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee got some respite in the case related
to her land in Shirdi when Justice Naresh Patil of the Aurangabad
bench of the Bombay High Court directed the authorities to take
mutation entries of Rani Mukherjee’s ownership on the 7/12 documents.
The High Court bench is hearing a petition filed by Rani challenging
the Shrirampur sub-divisional officer’s (SDO) order scrapping her
right on the property. The court also directed the actress to provide
a bank guarantee of Rs 30 lakh subject to the decision on the
petition. The SDO had imposed a fine of Rs 66 lakh on Mukherjee, said
government pleader Umakant Patil, who had opposed the relief saying
that it may amount to clearing the land for the actress.
Rani’s lawyer Shashikumar Chowdhary, in a statement said “Following
the high court directives in June 2008, we had applied to the
authorities for processing our application regarding inclusion of her
name on the 7/12 documents. But the officials had rejected our plea.”
On April 9, 2008, too, the court had ordered a status quo in the case
and questioned the government as to why only the petitioner has been
fined by the official concerned, when she happened to be the last
person to buy the piece of land from the total property of 58 gunthas’
(12,000 square feet) in question, occupied and possessed by 16 people
Rani had bought an open space closer to the pilgrim town of Shirdi.