Kannada star Upendra is finally a relieved man, after a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court ruled in his favour on Monday in a property-related case that had continued for over a decade.
In 2005, the star had bought a piece of land measuring 17 acres and 10 guntas for his Ruppi Resort, but soon faced legal issues. According to reports, Upendra‚Äôs purchase of the land in Tavarekere Hobli was challenged as violating the provisions of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1974.
The purchase was challenged on the grounds that Upendra‚Äôs income from non-agricultural sources was in excess of Rs 2 lakh. However, Upendra had reportedly submitted that the land had been purchased by his joint family, and the family did not have an income in excess of Rs 2 lakh.
Upendra had challenged the notice of the Assistant Commissioner asking him to return the land before a single-judge bench of the High Court. On March 28, 2016, the bench ruled in his favour. The state government appealed this verdict before the Division Bench, which ruled in Upendra‚Äôs favour.
On the work front, the star is busy with a couple of films in various stages of production. While his upcoming release Upendra Matte Hutti Baa, Inti Prema is in post-production, he also has another project, Uppi Rupee, nearing completion. Upendra‚Äôs Home Minister, which is touted to be a family entertainer, has just gone on the floors, with the official pooja being held recently.
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