HC Orders Sanjay Dutt's Properties Attachment
The Bombay High Court already ordered the attachment of two properties of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt over a financial row with producer Shakeel Noorani according to lawyers.
The decision has followed an arbitration award that was passed by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) in January in favor of Noorani.
The lawyer of Noorani Ashok Saraogi said that his client had in 2002 paid Sanjay Dutt a signing amount of Rs 50 lakh for his film Jaan Ki Baazi. However, Dutt failed to complete the shooting according to Saraogi's statement in IANS.
Noorani has now claimed Rs 3.28 crore from Dutt and he said that it was just in 2008 that Dutt finally told him that he will not be completing the film that caused financial losses to Noorani.
Saraogi also said that the arbitration that was awarded by IMPPA was sent to Dutt in January 2010 and the latter was given 90 days to respond. When the actor failed to do such, the IMPPA applied for the execution of the decree in the high court.
Dutt's lawyer, Sanjay Mannshinde said that their camp will now take appropriate action after the court vacation ends on January 3. "We will think about our line of action and appeal in the Bombay High Court next week. That will also give us time to go through the notice by IMPPA," he said.
Saraogi said that the execution department of the Bombay High Court issued a warrant under the Civil Procedure Code against Dutt last week. Today, the notices of the attachment of his properties in Bandra and Santa Cruz which were pasted on the premises by the bailiff Sheriff's court.
Dutt will have an option to pay Noorani the amount claimed within 30 days to avoid the auction of his properties. Dutt can also challenge this order in the high court. The decision was followed by an arbitration award and passed by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association in January this year in favor of Noorani.
Noorani's lawyer said that his client had paid Dutt in 2002 about Rs 50 lakh for his film Jaan Ki Baazi however, the latter was not able to complete the shooting of the movie.