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Rani to move HC in land deal case

india Updated: Apr 01, 2008 22:46 IST

Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee will move the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday to challenge Ahmednagar district collectorate's order canceling her ownership of a plot near Shirdi due to irregularities in the deal.

"We will be moving the High Court against the governments forfeiture of Rani's land," her lawyer Nanasaheb Chaudhary told PTI from Shirdi.

Rani failed to pay penalty after breaching the condition of acquiring ceiling land and thus the land was forfeited by the government earlier this year, Chaudhary added.

The Sub-divisional Officer, Srirampur had ordered the cancellation of Rani's name from the sale deed in January and taken possession of the land.

The actress is said to have paid Rs 33 lakh in December 2005 for a farmland near Shirdi. After the purchase, Rani had paid a stamp duty of Rs 1.32 lakh for registration. But the title of the land could not be transferred to her name as it was an agriculture land belonging to a farmer.