Sanjay-Manyata marriage case hearing adjourned

April 1st, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) A court here Tuesday adjourned to April 15 the hearing against Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and Manyata, who have been asked to depose before it after Manyata’s former husband challenged their marriage, claiming she was still his legal wife. Satish Maneshinde, the lawyer for Sanjay and Manyata, told the Bandra metropolitan court in north-west Mumbai that the couple could not be present in court since the summons never reached his clients. He asked that hearing should be adjourned. The metropolitan magistrate accordingly fixed April 15 as the next hearing date.

Manyata’s first husband, Mehraj Shaikh, had Feb 15 petitioned the Bandra metropolitan magistrate that by marrying Sanjay Dutt, Manyata violated the Muslim marriage norms as she was still his legal wife. He claimed he married Manyata in 2003 and their marriage is still valid.

Manyata has been interrogated by the Bandra police as per the court’s direction and the report submitted.

Manyata and Sanjay were to state their versions in court Tuesday on the claims made by Shaikh.

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