Ioan Paun Otiman, General Secretary of the Romanian Academy, was heard by Bucharest police yesterday over a Court of Audits notification regarding the granting on concession to a private individual the floor, which is under litigation, of the 1 floored house that belonged to the Coanda family, a property for which the Romanian state hold preemption right, Mediafax reports, quoting Police sources as saying. The ground floor of the Coanda Family house at 29, Lascar Catargiu Blvd is the private property of the Romanian state and managed by the State Asset Fund Authority (RA-APPS) while the Romanian Academy gave the contentious rights for the first floor of the building on concession to one Marina-Vivien Slivinschi. On June 1, 2012 the Ministry of Culture, represented by the National Culture and Heritage Department of the Bucharest Municipality filed an application with the District 1 Court Hall to cancel the sale-purchase contract for the floor of the Coanda family house, with the Romanian Academy and Marina-Vivien Slivinschi being the defendants. On Feb 6, 2013 the District 1 Court accepted the material incompetence exception and declined its competence over the case, and transferred the competence to the Bucharest Tribunal. The ruling is final, which means the trial will be heard in the Bucharest Tribunal.