Madras high court warns Rajinikanth of imposing cost

Madras high court warns Rajinikanth of imposing cost
Sureshkumar | Oct 14, 2020, 12:11 IST
CHENNAI: The Madras high court on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea moved by actor Rajinikanth challenging a Rs 6.5lakh property tax demand for his Raghavendara Marriage Hall in Chennai during the lockdown period. The court warned of imposing cost on the actor for rushing to the court without giving adequate time for the authorities to dispose of his representation.
“Do you think that the court has no better things to do except directing the corporation authorities to dispose of your representation,” Justice Anita Sumanth said.

“You made the representation to the Chennai Corporation on September 23 and rushed to the court within a week. Why do you want to rush to the court instead of approaching the authorities?” the court said.
When the court was about to dismiss the petition with cost, the counsel for Rajinikanth pleaded the court to permit him to withdraw the petition.
“File a memo for withdrawal before the end of today’s business hours. The court will record your memo and dismiss the plea,” the judge said.
According to Rajinikanth, the marriage hall owned by him has remained vacant since March 23 till now in view of Covid-19 lockdown imposed by the government.
While so, the corporation issued a property tax invoice demanding Rs 6.5 lakh as tax for the period from April to September 2020. The demand has been made

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