High Court directs Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan to file representation in two weeks before BMC on land acquisition


The Bombay High Court has directed Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan to file representations against the BMC’s notice they received for taking over the road widening near their house Pratiksha. Bachchan had earlier this week moved the High Court against the BMC’s notice.

Justice R. D. Dhanuka and S. The division bench of M. Modak has given two weeks to the actors to file their representations before the BMC.

The court has said, ‘When the representation is filed on behalf of Bachchan, after six weeks, the BMC will hear it and take a decision. Once the decision is taken, no coercive action will be taken against the petitioners for three weeks.

The court has further said that the counsel for the Bachchan couple can also be given an opportunity of personal hearing, if required.

In this petition, a demand was made to quash the notice of BMC and issue an order to restrain the BMC from taking any action towards land acquisition. Two notices were sent to the Bachchan couple on April 20, 2017, stating that some plots near their house were within the prescribed road line. It was said that BMC intends to acquire such walls and structures.

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