Madras High Court dismisses Latha Rajinikanth’s petition

Vastavam web: The Madras high court has dismissed a petition filed by Latha Rajinikanth, wife of superstar Rajinikanth, which challenged an order of the Chennai corporation enhancing the rent for her shop in Alwarpet from Rs 3,702 to Rs 21,160. Justice S.Vaidyanathan dismissed the petition filed by Latha Rajinikanth represented by her authorised signatory Mohan Menon, which sought to quash an order of the Chennai corporation dated June 23, 2017. In his petition, Mohan Menon submitted that he was carrying on the business known as M/s Travel Exchange India Pvt Ltd as it Managing Director in shop no.8 atC.P.Ramasamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-18. He had been running the business for over 25 years. The said building was owned by the corporation of Chennai. Even though the land may be valuable, the building has depreciated greatly in value. In fact, the corporation was not even maintaining the building and its occupants like himself were spending huge amount to maintain the building, he added.