The mega star of Indian film industry, Rajinikanth recently ended facing wrath of Madras High Court as he knocked the doors of High Court to waive off tax for his marriage hall challenged by the state civic body, Greater Chennai Corporation.
The superstar had challenged the demand of property tax of Rs 6.5 Lakhs for his marriage hall by the municipal corporation owned by him. However, challenging the property tax induced by the civic body, the mega star filed a petition stating that he has not earned revenue in the last 6 months due to lockdown. Through his counsel, Vijayan Subramanian, he also mentioned that his marriage hall hadn’t been rented out since the lockdown was imposed and that earlier he had been paying property tax regularly for the marriage hall.
The Madras High Court, however, has now warned Rajinikanth against his petition challenging property tax demand of Rs 6.5 lakh imposed by the Chennai Corporation and also of imposing costs for rushing to the court for the same. Justice Anita Sumanth warned the actor that costs would be imposed on him for repeatedly knocking the doors of the court over the same within 10 days of receiving notice by the civic body. Meanwhile, Rajinikanth’s counsel has reportedly informed the HC that they would be withdrawing the petition.
As Rajinikanth’s petition read, on September 10, the ‘Enthiran’ actor had received a property tax invoice from the state civic body to pay the tax for his marriage hall. However, after March 24, Rajinikanth had cancelled all the wedding bookings at his marriage hall and had even returned advance money on Government instructions.