The Hush Post: Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta is in the midst of a legal tangle after a Chandigarh resident filed a civil suit against the IPL team’s parent company KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd.
Zinta’s company had filed an application in the court of civil judge, Harjot singh Gill, for dismissal of the case against them, which was dismissed by the judge. The next hearing is on July 23.
A city-based dental doctor Dr Subhash Satija has alleged that her company failed to pay up Rs 38 lakh as fine which the estate office slapped on him for using a residential property as office.
The company had taken a residential premises on rent in 2011 in Sector 19, Chandigarh, for the stay of the company officials during IPL matches on February 1, 2011 for one year. As per the lease deed, the house could only be used for residential purposes. Dr Satija alleged that after some time they started using it as an office. He resented and told the estate office about it. The Estate office too asked the company not to use the residential property as office. No company official appeared before the estate office.
According to a news report, the company officials alleged that Dr Satija wanted to sell the property but when he got a notice from the estate office for the recovery of Rs 38 lakh, he held them responsible. When the company got to know of the notice they vacated the premises.
The estate office had on November 29, 2011 sent a notice to Satija for recovery of Rs 38 lakh, 11 thousand for using the residential premises for official purposes. He argued his case in the estate office that it was not him but his tenant, KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd, who was using it as office despite his repeated warning not to do so, so the tax should also be recovered from them. The Estate office had ruled in his favour.