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SC okays Shah Rukh's housing complex
July 07, 2006 13:03 IST
Last Updated: July 07, 2006 13:53 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the Maharashtra government's decision to allow Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to construct a multi-storey building near a heritage building in Bandra, a western suburb of Mumbai.
Incidentally, the heritage building in question, which was earlier called Vilavienna and is now known as Mannat, is Shah Rukh's residence.
The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Y K Sabbarwal and Justice C K Thakker observed that no illegality was involved in the construction of the complex and the Bombay high court order doesn't call for any interference.The petitioner Cyril Thomas Meewan, who says he is the president of an organisation called the Bharatiya Pheriwala Ekta Sangh, had alleged in his petition that SRK had used his 'influence' to get clearance from the authorities concerned and was blocking the site of the heritage building.
The high court had dismissed the petition of Meewan holding that all requisite permission and clearance for the construction of the complex had been duly obtained and there was nothing illegal.
Despite the high court order, Khan did not take chance and filed a caveat in the Supreme Court praying that no relief should be granted to Meewan without prior notice to him.
The Supreme Court order means the actor can go ahead with the construction of his multi-storey complex.
With inputs from UNI