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Produce Mannat deed, court tells Shah Rukh

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2007 14:08 IST
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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has to prove that he owns Mannat, the heritage bungalow in Bandra.

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court (HC) directed the actor’s lawyer to submit documents pertaining to title to the plot and sanction for the construction and de-reservation of the area behind Mannat, in two weeks. The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Bhrashtachar Nirmoolan Sanghatana.

According to the PIL, the extension on Khan’s bungalow blocked a public road linking Bhabha and Mount Mary roads. Besides, the plot was reserved for an art gallery, but vacated in 2003.

Khan’s lawyer also has to produce the public notice announcing the de- reservation of art gallery, government documents reducing the road length by 1.15 meters and the property title.

Petitioner’s lawyer Shakuntala Joshi argued that the 9.15-metre public road adjacent to Mannat was not marked on a map when the civic body passed the plan for construction on the plot.

The petitioners also alleged violation of development control rules by Sonam Earth Movers and Goodwill Builders in the construction of a mall in Malad and a Kandivli housing project.

They too have been directed to submit the necessary documents.