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Sanjay Dutt and Manyata withdraw marriage declaration
February 28, 2008 11:25 IST
Last Updated: February 28, 2008 12:55 IST
South Goa's Salcette Sub Registrar's office said that both have filed a joint declaration stating that they do not desire to solemnise their marriage under the Portuguese Civil Code, 1867.
The couple in their affidavit said that they have been informed that marriage in Goa is governed by the Portuguese Civil Code, 1867. Both have declared that they intended to get married as per the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
"We are now informed that this Act is not extended to the state of Goa," the declaration reads. With a desire to revoke and withdraw their declaration of marriage, the duo said the documents annexed therewith be treated as withdrawn and cancelled from all legal effect.
Sanjay Dutt and Manyata had filed a declaration before Salcette Sub Registrar Chandrakant Pissurlekar on February seven.
The declaration, which was marred with controversy and allegation of forgery, was supposed to be confirmed within 90 days. The authorities, who prima facie found that the Goa residence certificate given by Manyata was questionable, had kept the marriage registration on hold after suspending the certificate.