A Mumbai court docket at present allowed actor Kangana Ranaut’s plea in search of exemption from private look for the day in a prison defamation criticism filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar, and stated it should problem a warrant in opposition to her if she fails to look on the following date of listening to on September 20.
As the matter got here up for listening to, Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer sought that she be exempted from look for the day as she was not protecting nicely.
The lawyer submitted a medical certificates earlier than the court docket and stated the actor has been touring for the promotion of her movie and has “developed COVID-19 signs”.
However, Javed Akhtar’s lawyer stated that is an orchestrated tactic to delay the case proceedings.
The lyricist’s lawyer additional stated Ms Ranaut has refused to look earlier than the court docket for one motive or the opposite since summons have been issued to her in February this yr.
After listening to the submissions, metropolitan Justice of the Peace RR Khan allowed Ms Ranaut to be exempted from look for the day. He then posted the matter for listening to on September 20.
The Justice of the Peace stated if the actor fails to look on the following listening to, a warrant will probably be issued in opposition to him.
Last Thursday, the Bombay High Court dismissed a plea filed by Ms Ranaut in search of the quashing of proceedings initiated in opposition to her by the native court docket on the prison defamation criticism filed by Mr Akhtar.
Justice Revati Mohite-Dere had stated within the order that there was no procedural illegality or irregularity within the Andheri metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s order initiating the proceedings.
Javed Akhtar, 76, filed a criticism within the Justice of the Peace’s court docket in November final yr, claiming that Kangana Ranaut had made defamatory statements in opposition to him in a tv interview, which allegedly broken his fame.
In his criticism, Javed Akhtar claimed that Kangana Ranaut dragged his identify throughout an interview whereas referring to a ‘coterie’ present in Bollywood, following the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June final yr.
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