SC Serves Notice to Dimple Kapadia

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to actress Dimple Kapadia on a petition by Anita Advani seeking restoration of her complaint of being subjected to domestic violence subsequent to the death of yesteryear's film star Rajesh Khanna.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu issued notice on Advani's plea challenging a Bombay High Court order quashing her complaint of domestic violence against Kapadia and others.

Appearing for Advani, senior counsel C.A. Sundaram told the court that his client was living with Rajesh Khanna for 25 years following his estrangement from Kapadia.

In 2013, Advani had filed a complaint before a magistrate under the provisions of Domestic Violence Act against Dimple, daughters Twinkle and Rinkie and Akshay. Advani had claimed that she was evicted from Khanna's suburban bungalow 'Aashirwad' after his death, and had sought monthly maintenance and a three-bedroom flat in Bandra.

The magistrate had then issued notices to them for their reply, following which they approached the HC seeking quashing of the proceedings against them. The high court had earlier this year discharged Rinkie from the case after observing that she was married and lived in Kolkata and hence, offence under the Domestic Violence Act cannot be made out against her.

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