Hearing on Dutt`s plea against seizure of property adjourned
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned till February 21 hearing in the appeal filed by actor Sanjay Dutt challenging attachment of two of his properties in connection with a financial dispute with producer Shakeel Noorani.
Noorani`s lawyer sought time to file their reply to the appeal and assured the court they would not take any further steps in the case till Dutt`s appeal is decided by the court.
On December 29, last year, Dutt`s Pali Hill residential flat was placed under attachment while a notice was pasted on his office premises at Mayfair building in suburban Santa Cruz.
Noorani had claimed Rs 2.03 crore back from the actor, which includes Rs 50 lakh paid to Dutt as a signing amount for an under-production film "Jaan Ki Baazi". He alleged Dutt did not give dates for shooting, so the film remained incomplete causing a loss of Rs 1.53 crore. The producer had approached Indian Motion Pictures Producers` Association (IMPPA) for arbitration.
IMPPA passed order in Noorani`s favour on January 28 last year and applied to high court for execution of a decree following which the execution department of the high court directed attachment of the actor`s properties.
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