A classes court in Mumbai on Monday dismissed an utility filed by Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut difficult the proceedings initiated towards her by a Justice of the Peace’s court in reference to a defamation criticism lodged by veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Additional Sessions Judge S U Baghele mentioned the plea filed by the applicant (Ranaut) is dismissed.
Ranaut (34) had sought the classes court to quash the authorized proceedings and summons issued by the Justice of the Peace’s court in suburban Andheri within the defamation criticism lodged towards her by Akhtar.
Akhtar (76) had filed the criticism within the Justice of the Peace’s court in final November claiming the actor had made defamatory statements towards him in a tv interview, which allegedly broken his popularity.
The classes court in Dindoshi in Mumbai had on April 3 reserved its order on the applying filed by Ranaut.
In her utility, Ranaut had challenged the issuance of the method and the legality and validity of the February 1, 2021 order handed by the Justice of the Peace and the next motion of issuing a bailable warrant towards her for failing to look earlier than the court.
Ranaut’s advocate Rizwan Siddiquee had argued within the classes court that as per provisions of part 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), a Justice of the Peace has to first study and file the statements of the complainant and the witnesses earlier than issuance of discover or proceedings in legal complaints.
Siddiquee claimed that for the reason that Justice of the Peace’s court had not recorded the statements of the witnesses, it had vitiated the process.
Ranaut in her plea had sought the classes court to droop and quash the proceedings initiated towards her.
Advocate Jay Bharadwaj, showing for Akhtar, had opposed the applying and submitted that the order handed by the Justice of the Peace didn’t warrant interference.
On March 1, Justice of the Peace R R Khan had issued a bailable warrant towards Ranaut after she failed to look earlier than the court as per earlier instructions.
Ranaut later sought cancellation of the warrant earlier than the Justice of the Peace.
The court on March 25 cancelled the warrant after Ranaut furnished a money bail of Rs 20,000 and a surety of Rs 15,000.
In his criticism, Akhtar claimed that Ranaut had made defamatory feedback towards him in an interview by dragging his title whereas referring to a “coterie” current in Bollywood, following the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June final yr.
The Justice of the Peace had directed the Mumbai police to hold out a preliminary probe into the criticism.
In February, the police submitted a report back to the court saying an offence of defamation was made out towards Ranaut.