Setback for RajiniPublished: January 29, 2016
At a time when his family members and fans were celebrating the union government’s decision to honour Superstar Rajinikanth with Padma Vibhushan award, a court order has come as a dampener.
For, the Madras high court has declined to interfere with an education department order directing Rajini, his wife Latha Rajinikanth, and the principal of a school run by them to appear before the authorities in connection with a land case.
The notice was issued by the Joint Director of School Education Department to the three asking them to appear in person for an inquiry after the school, being run on a leased land in the city, was unable to furnish the lease deed for a period of 30 years for renewal of permission to run it.
Justice M M Sundresh, while disposing of a petition by Vandana Tugnait, principal of Ashram Matriculation Higher Secondary School, challenging the January 16 last notice, said that instead of approaching the court the school could have put forth its case before the concerned official.
The Ashram, it is said, is being run on land belonging to one Venkateshwaralu of Guindy, from 1991. Venkateshwaralu alleged in his complaint lodged with the Directorate of Matriculation Schools that the school management has committed fundamental violations in the running of the school.