Cases against Director Teja struck

A case of illegal grabbing of a house against film director was struck down by Nampally court on Wednesday. The case relates to the complaint by Chadalavada Srinivasa Rao, a film distributor, who claimed that Teja had occupied his house illegally in March 2010.

According to the police, producer-cum-distributor, Srinivasa Rao, had bought an independent house belonging to Teja at Plot No 1065 on Road No 45 in Jubilee Hills in June 2009 for R 9 crore.

He made an initial payment of Rs 3 crore. An agreementwas made to this effect and a sale deed executed in favour of Srinivasa Rao. But Rao had been evading payment of the balance amount of Rs 6 crore, police said.

Soon after the agreement, Teja vacated the house and Rao took possession of it. Though Rao was not residing there he engaged a watchman to guard the premises.  According to the complaintlodged by Srinivasa Rao, Teja forcibly drove the watchman out and took possession of the houselast night.

The court, however, found out that since Srinvasa Rao failed to pay the dues, Teja did not commit any wrong in assuming his property.