The Madras High Court division bench quashed the single bench order against actor Vijay in the entry tax case of his imported car. The court also directed to pay the prescribed tax within a week.
Vijay was also fined Rs 1 lakh by the single bench hearing the case. This and the subsequent argument that the references in the judgment should be removed will take place on August 31st.
After senior counsel Vijay Narayan, representing the actor, stated he was willing to pay the entire tax amount, Justices M. Duraiswamy and R. Hemalatha granted the temporary stay. Senior counsel wanted the single judge's "uncharitable" remarks on the "actors community as a whole" to be deleted.
Vijay had approached the court questioning the imposition of entry tax on a Rolls Royce car imported from England. However, the court had imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Vijay. The order said that this should be paid to the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund within two weeks. The justice said that the superhero in the film should not just become a reel hero but should pay taxes and set an example for the fans. Vijay approached the division bench questioning this verdict.
The appeal against this single-judge order will be next heard at the end of August.