Actor Sanjay Dutt can heave a sigh of relief till February 21, because no further action will be taken with regard to the attachment of his properties till then.
Dutt’s properties were attached after the Indian Motions Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) passed an arbitration award against him on a financial dispute between him and producer Shakeel Noorani. On Tuesday, counsel for Noorani made a statement in the Bombay high court that they would not take further steps for attaching Dutt’s properties.
Justice RY Ganoo, while granting time to Noorani to file his reply, has kept the matter for hearing on February 21.
On December 29, Dutt’s Pali Hill flat was attached whereas a notice was pasted on his official premises at Mayfair building in Santacruz. Dutt approached the court challenging attachment of his properties, alleging the order passed by IMPPA was was hand-in-glove with the producer.
Noorani has claimed Rs2.03 crore from Dutt including Rs50 lakh paid to him as a signing amount for an under-production film Jaan Ki Baazi. On January 28, Noorani approached the IMPAA, which applied for execution of the decree.
Dutt’s appeal states that his Mayfair building property could not be attached because his wife Manyata owned it.