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Probe ordered into Sanjay Dutt's wedding
February 14, 2008 19:33 IST
Authorities in Goa [Images] have ordered an inquiry into the marriage registration process of Sanjay Dutt [Images] and Manyata after it came to light that she had managed to get a residence certificate without living in the state.
The couple had submitted their declaration of marriage to the subregistars office in Salcette on February 7 while the final signature is awaited. Sources said the South Goa district collectorate has taken to task a local government officer who had issued the residence certificate to Manyata.
The inquiry by the district collector has been ordered into how the certificate was issued to Manyata when she was not a Goa resident, an official said.
For any marriage to be registered in Goa, one of the couple has to be a Goan resident, which needs to be certified by the local authorities.
Sources said the state authorities are also inquiring into how the declaration was accepted when Manyata has not attached the decree of her divorce along with the affidavit filed. The marriage declaration was registered in the Salcette sub registrars office and it awaits final signature which is required to declare Dutt's marriage as legal.