Bombay High Court Dismisses Kangana Rananut’s Plea Seeking Stay on Defamation Case Filed By Lyricist Javed Akhtar

Bombay Excessive Court docket Dismisses Kangana Rananut’s Plea Searching for Keep on Defamation Case Filed By Lyricist Javed Akhtar

Justice P D Naik, on a single bench, acknowledged that for the reason that trial in Javed Akhtar’s criticism had already began, Kangana Ranaut couldn’t be granted the requested reduction at this level.

Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar
Kangana Ranaut will get no reduction in defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar

Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar’s defamation case has taken a U-turn. Within the newest growth, Bombay Excessive Court docket shot on Friday dismissed the petition of the actress that sought a keep on the defamation trial. Additionally, along with in search of for a keep, the Tejas actress additionally needed so as to add on one other complain with the prevailing one which she had filed in opposition to the favored lyricist.

Justice P D Naik, sitting as the only choose, famous that the trial in Akhtar’s filed criticism had already begun, making it not possible to grant the reduction sought by Ranaut at this stage. Final month, the actor filed a petition within the excessive court docket in search of a keep on Akhtar’s legal defamation criticism filed in 2020 and prayed for the case to be heard together with the cross-complaint she subsequently filed in opposition to him.

“The trial within the criticism by Akhtar has already commenced. The applicant (Ranaut) has most popular this utility at a belated stage. Akhtar’s criticism is first in level of time and course of (discover) has been issued. Contemplating the factual matrix, no reduction might be granted,” the court docket mentioned.

Whereas the defamation case Akhtar filed in opposition to Ranaut is ongoing earlier than the Justice of the Peace in Andheri, the classes court docket has stayed the latter’s criticism in opposition to the lyricist. Ranaut, in her petition, acknowledged that each circumstances had their genesis in a gathering (between Ranaut and Akhtar) in 2016, and therefore, they need to be tried collectively.

The lyricist opposed the petition and, in an affidavit by way of his advocate Jay Bharadwaj, mentioned that Ranaut has not challenged any order handed by the Justice of the Peace’s court docket and has, with none foundation, sought a keep on the proceedings. Akhtar had alleged that it was an try to delay the proceedings on his defamation criticism.

In his criticism, the lyricist had claimed that Ranaut defamed and broken his “immaculate repute” by dragging his title into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying in her interview with a information channel in July 2020. In 2021, Ranaut hit again by submitting a counter-complaint in opposition to Akhtar earlier than a Justice of the Peace’s court docket, alleging legal intimidation and insult to modesty. The actor had alleged that in her assembly with the lyricist at his residence in 2016, he had criminally intimidated her demanding that she apologise to a co-star.

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