Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court Wednesday ruled that Sanjay Dutt's marriage to Manyata was legal, prompting the Bollywood star to say that he was 'extremely relieved'.
Giving Sanjay a reprieve, the sessions court overruled a lower court's order that the marriage had to be annulled because Manyata had not obtained a divorce from her previous husband.
Hearing a case filed by Manyata, the sessions court said the order passed by the Bandra metropolitan magistrate was not valid as she had been legally divorced from her first husband Mehraj-ul-Rehman.
Mehraj-ul-Rehman Feb 15 petitioned the Bandra metropolitan magistrate that he married Manyata in 2003 and their marriage is still valid as he ahd divorced her yet.
On appeal from Manyata, the sessions court upheld her contention that her marriage to Mehraj was dissolved as she had divorced him through `khula'.
After the judgement, Sanjay Dutt said: 'I'm extremely relieved by the court verdict.'
The couple had a court wedding in Goa Feb 7. Four days later, they married in Mumbai according to Hindu rituals.