Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan must be heaving a huge sigh of relief, as the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of him in case related to his building in Mannat. The court not only dismissed the PIL filed by activist Simpreet Singh against the actor but also fined the petitioner for wasting its time.
Simpreet filed a PIL against Shahrukh, alleging that he violated Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and other rules by constructing a building, an extension to his bungalow in Mannat. However, the court has dismissed the case, ruling that the petitioner did it for publicity.
The court questioned why the petitioner objected only to Shahrukh"s house though there are many buildings in the same line. Moreover, the government had cancelled the reservation in 2000 and the actor started the construction work only in 2006. So, the court ruled that the petitioner filed case against the actor only for publicity. It has imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on the petitioner for wasting its time.