HC rejects Kangana’s plea to quash Javed Akhtar’s defamation case

The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea filed by actor Kangana Ranaut seeking quashing of the criminal defamation proceedings initiated against her by a court in Mumbai based on lyricist Javed Akhtar’s complaint.
Kangana Ranut (File Photo)
Kangana Ranut (File Photo)

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High Court judge, Justice Revati Mohite Dere, who had on September 1 reserved her order on the plea, said the applicant’s (Ranaut’s) petition “stands dismissed”.Ranaut, through her counsel Rizwan Siddiquee, had challenged the defamation proceedings that were initiated by the Andheri metropolitan magistrate’s court earlier this year, saying that the court had failed to apply its mind to the case. Akhtar’s counsel Jay Bharadwaj, however, told the court that the magistrate had directed for the police inquiry after going through the lyricist’s complaint and excerpts of Ranaut’s interview, in which she had made the alleged defamatory comments.

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