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Dilip Kumar gets back possession of his Pali Hill plot, SC told

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been handed over the possession of his 2,412 square yard of his plot in Mumbai’s Pali Hill after developer Prajita was paid R. 20 crores as ordered by the top court on August 30.

A bench headed by Justice J.Chelameswar was told that the report by the Mumbai Commissioner on the handing over of possession to Dilip Kumar have been filed with the court registry.

The top had on August 30 had ordered the star to deposit, within four weeks of its order, a demand draft for Rs 20 crore with its registry that would be paid to developer Prajita.

Upon being informed about the deposit of the draft, the court had said that Prajita “shall withdraw all the security personnel deployed by it and hand over possession of the property in question within a period of seven days from the date of the receipt of the above-mentioned intimation…”

The court had said that the possession of property would be given to Dilip Kumar in the presence of the Mumbai Commissioner of Police or any other senior police officer nominated by him.

The Police Commissioner or his nominee “shall draw a panchnama of the fact of the handing over of the property by Prajita to the appellant (Dilip Kumar) and file the same in the registry of this court within a week from the date of the handing over of the possession”, the court had said.

Dilip Kumar was asked to pay the developer Rs 20 crore after he had terminated a contract with it entered into way back in 2006. The court had then also noted that “as on date, no construction worth mentioning at all is made, not to mention about completing the construction”.

As in its August 30 order, the court on Thursday noted that only question that is left to be decided is whether developer was entitled to any further damages and if so, its quantum. It said that same would be decided through arbitration by its former judge, Justice P. Venkatarama Reddy.


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