The Bombay High Court has granted an interim stay on proceedings initiated by a local court against actor Alia Bhat and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a criminal defamation complaint filed in connection with the movie "Gangubai Kathiawadi".
The HC in its order on August 10 granted the interim stay till the next date of hearing on September 7.
A metropolitan magistrate in March this year issued summons against Bhat, Bhansali and his production company Bhansali Productions Private Limited on a defamation complaint filed by one Babuji Shah, who claimed to be the adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi, on whom the film is based.
The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday demanded that Union Minister of State Bhagawanth Khuba be sacked over celebratory firing during the BJP's Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Karnataka.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi should immediately sack Union minister Khuba for organizing the Jan Ashirwad Yatra during which a very provocative incident of celebratory firing took place," NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said in a statement here.
A 40-year-old woman has registered a complaint against her husband, a vice-president at a well-know financial firm, accusing him of forcing her into unnatural sex, and also alleged that her in-laws and other family members harassed her for dowry, a police official said on Thursday.
According to the official, the victim, who works in a multi-national company, had approached the Powai police station in suburban Mumbai with her complaint.
A special court here has allowed "restoration" of properties worth Rs 440 crore of fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi, confiscated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), to the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are accused of committing a Rs 14,000 crore scam by obtaining credit facilities fraudulently from the PNB, a public sector bank.
The order was passed by V C Barde, special judge for Prevention of Money Laundering Act, last week. The detailed order became available on Thursday.
Late tribal rights activist Stan Swamy's lawyer has written to the Bombay High Court urging it to "clear his name and reputation" in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case.
Swamy, a Jesuit priest-turned-activist, died in hospital on July 5, 2021.
Senior counsel Mihir Desai earlier this week wrote a note to the high court on behalf of the Jamshedpur Jesuit Province (JJP) which is seeking to pursue Swamy's case as his next-of-kin.
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