Bombay HC quashes Kangana Ranaut‘s plea seeking stay in Javed Akhtar’s defamation trial

✍️Bombay High Court dismisses Kangana Ranaut’s plea to halt defamation trial against Javed Akhtar✍️

The Bombay High Court has rejected a plea submitted by actor Kangana Ranaut to stay a defamation trial initiated by poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. Ranaut sought to halt the trial, claiming that Akhtar’s complaint against her and her complaints against him were cross-complaints, and urged for a joint hearing. Justice PD Naik stated that the trial in Javed Akhtar’s case had already begun and that the relief sought by Ranaut at this stage couldn’t be granted. The court noted that Akhtar’s complaint was first in point of time and process, and considering the factual matrix, no relief could be granted. Ranaut’s filing of her complaint at a belated stage was also highlighted by the court.

Javed Akhtar had filed a complaint against Kangana Ranaut in 2020 over derogatory remarks she made against him in an interview. In response, Ranaut filed a counter-complaint against Akhtar in 2021, alleging criminal conspiracy, extortion, and invasion of privacy. A court had summoned Akhtar last year regarding Ranaut’s accusation, but the case’s progress was temporarily suspended when Akhtar appealed to the sessions court for revision.

Stay tuned for more updates on this ongoing legal battle between Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar.

✍️FAQs✍️

1. ✍️What was the plea submitted by Kangana Ranaut?✍️
– Kangana Ranaut submitted a plea seeking a stay in the defamation trial initiated by Javed Akhtar.

2. ✍️Why did the Bombay High Court dismiss Kangana Ranaut’s plea?✍️
– The court dismissed the plea on the grounds that the trial in Javed Akhtar’s case had already commenced, and it was not feasible to grant the relief sought by Ranaut at that stage.

3. ✍️What were the complaints filed by Javed Akhtar and Kangana Ranaut against each other?✍️
– Javed Akhtar filed a complaint against Kangana Ranaut over derogatory remarks, and in response, Ranaut filed a counter-complaint against Akhtar, alleging criminal conspiracy, extortion, and invasion of privacy.

✍️Conclusion✍️

The Bombay High Court’s decision to dismiss Kangana Ranaut’s plea highlights the progression of the legal proceedings between Ranaut and Javed Akhtar. As the defamation trial continues, it remains to be seen how the legal battle unfolds and any further developments that arise in this case.

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