Mumbai court issues bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar's defamation case

Updated on Mar 02, 2021 07:18 AM IST  |  446.6K
   
Mumbai court issues bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar's defamation case.
Mumbai court issues bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar's defamation case.
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The Andheri metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai issued a bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in a defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar. The actress was summoned to appear before the court on 1 March but failed to do so. The news was confirmed by ANI in a tweet which read, "Mumbai: Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Andheri issues a bailable warrant against actor Kangana Ranaut in a defamation case filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar. Court issues the warrant after she failed to appear before it despite being summoned." 

Kangana's lawyer who was present for the hearing said that they will challenge the same in a higher court. The next hearing has now been scheduled for 26 March. "Kangana Ranaut's lawyer, who was present at the court, tells it that they want to challenge the summons in a higher court. Next hearing on 26th March," an ANI tweet read.

For the unversed, the defamation case was filed by Javed Akhtar last year against Kangana for passing defamatory remarks during an interview. The interview was held post the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.  

As per the complaint, Kangana linked the lyricist to the demise of Sushant and referred his name while stating that a “coterie” exists in Bollywood. 

Akhtar had filed the complaint in November 2020 and the police took cognisance of the same. On further investigations, Akhtar even submitted a copy of his complaint to the Juhu Police station as well as a recording of Kangana's interview which reportedly dates back to July 2020. 

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June 2020 in his apartment in Mumbai. The actor's demise left his fans devastated and furious at the workings of the Hindi film industry.  

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Anonymous : Indian law seems t be a joke... why is she still not apprehended?
REPLY 6 9 months ago
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Anonymous : She can call on Arnab as an advisor ... LOL
REPLY 5 9 months ago
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Anonymous : She is no sherni. She is big bully and mean spirited woman.
REPLY 31 9 months ago
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Anonymous : WHY ? Throw her in jail
REPLY 27 9 months ago
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Anonymous : jail mein dalo isko
REPLY 31 9 months ago
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Anonymous : Let her rot in jail.
REPLY 38 9 months ago
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Anonymous : Why can she just not turn up for summons by either court or police.She has high claims of being brave but avoids appearing and using BJP power to get out of trouble that she brews. She is no sherni.
REPLY 48 9 months ago
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Anonymous : because she is too busy throwing random parties for her upcoming flop movies, shedding crocodile tears while visiting her illegally extended office and thinking of tall tales to write on Twitter and cause more chaos- ofcourse she is too busy to be an upright citizen following the law and attending legal summons ....
REPLY 6 9 months ago