The court said that while the assurances of fair trial should be respected, the petition for transfer of the case on mere apprehension should not be entertained.
Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar
A detailed court order on Kangana Ranaut (Kangana Ranaut) Has rejected the petition in which he has written lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar (Javed Akhtar) Ongoing defamation complaint cases with (Defamati) Transfer was requested. Kangana’s application alleged that the magistrate hearing the case was not impartial, but the court order did not find any material from the magistrate to eliminate any such discrepancy. According to ETimes, he contacted Javed Akhtar’s lawyer Jai Bhardwaj, who said, “Miss Kangana Ranaut has unsuccessfully challenged the procedure followed through the magistrate on 7 separate occasions.
Court dismisses Kangana’s petition
Bhardwaj also revealed that, “Miss Ranaut filed a revision petition challenging the summons order (passed through 10th MM) before the Sessions Court, Dindoshi. Thereafter, the entire proceedings were challenged before the Hon’ble High Court through a quashing petition.
Kangana’s lawyers then filed a transfer application under Section 410 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court, seeking transfer of the case to another court before the 10th MM. Bhardwaj further said, “After the rejection of transfer applications through CMM, a revision petition was filed challenging the order of CMM. And finally Miss Ranaut filed a transfer application under Section 408 CrPC before the Dindoshi Sessions Court.
According to ETimes, in the detailed judgment shared with them, the Hon’ble Court observed that, “Moreover, the mere apprehension of the allegation that justice will not be done in the given case, alone is not sufficient. In the absence of any material showing apprehension of justice being done, such application for transfer cannot be entertained without prejudice. Therefore, while the assurances of a fair trial must be respected, the petition for transfer of the case on mere apprehension should not be entertained.
It may be heard again on March 22
According to ETimes, Bharadwaj informed them that all these applications/petitions have been rejected through the respective courts. He signed by saying, “The main matter is now listed before the 10th MM Court on 22nd March.”
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