Kangana Ranaut Strikes Bombay HC Towards Defamation Case Filed by Javed Akhtar
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has approached the Bombay Excessive Courtroom in search of the quashing of proceedings initiated by a metropolis Justice of the Peace on a legal defamation grievance filed in opposition to her by lyricist Javed Akhtar. In an attraction filed by way of advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, Ranaut claimed that the Andheri metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s court docket initiated proceedings in opposition to her by relying solely on the police’s report and didn’t study witnesses independently.
Akhtar filed a legal grievance in opposition to Ranaut in November 2020 earlier than the Justice of the Peace for allegedly making defamatory and baseless feedback in opposition to him in tv interviews. In December, the court docket directed the suburban Juhu police to conduct an inquiry. After the police said in its report that an offense was made out on the face of it and an additional probe was wanted, the court docket initiated legal proceedings in opposition to Ranaut and issued a summons to her in February 2021.
“The metropolitan Justice of the Peace didn’t use his personal powers to conduct an inquiry however as a substitute blatantly used the police equipment to gather the signed witness statements… which is totally extraordinary,” the actor’s plea said. It was likely that the witnesses were influenced by the police and the magistrate should have recorded evidence of witnesses under oath to “establish if an actual case was made out”, it stated.
The excessive court docket is more likely to hear Ranaut’s plea subsequent week.
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