HC stays proceedings against Khanna family
Bombay High Court (HC) ordered Monday a temporary stay on proceedings in a case of domestic violence filed by Anita Advani against the family of yesteryear actor the late Rajesh Khanna.
Advani claims she was Khanna’s live-in partner.
The proceedings in a Bandra metropolitan magistrate court have been stayed till December 17 when HC will hear the case.
Khanna’s wife Dimple Kapadia and son-in-law Akshay Kumar have filed a petition to quash the proceedings.
Justice K U Chandiwal asked the petitioners to appear before the magistrate Tuesday and state if they are willing to resolve the dispute through mediation.
In a complaint filed before the magistrate on November 8, Advani has accused Kapadia and Kumar of evicting her from Khanna’s Aashirwad bungalow on Carter Road in Bandra.
She has sought an order restraining the Khanna family from “dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household”.
Advani’s lawyer Madhukar Shetty said the Khanna family did not send her a notice and the stay order was passed without hearing her.
“We will take appropriate legal measures against the respondents who obtained such an order in an illegal manner.”
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