Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut has approached a periods court docket right here difficult a bailable warrant issued by a Justice of the Peace in a defamation criticism filed towards her by lyricist Javed Akhtar. Ranaut’s plea, filed on Wednesday, is slated to be heard on March 15, her lawyer mentioned. The Andheri metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s court docket had on March 1 issued a bailable warrant towards the actor after she failed to seem earlier than the court docket.
Justice of the Peace R R Khanhad earlier issued a summons to her in February. Because the actor failed to seem, the court docket issued a bailable warrant towards her and posted the matter for listening to on March 26.
Ranaut was at liberty to strategy a better court docket to problem the summons however she can’t evade look earlier than his court docket, the Justice of the Peace mentioned. Earlier, the police had submitted a report on Akhtar’s criticism, saying an offence of defamation was prima facie made out towards Ranaut.
Akhtar has accused the actor of creating false statements about him and damaging his popularity when she spoke a few `coterie’ in Bollywood within the aftermath of Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying final June.
Kangana’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee mentioned her plea within the periods court docket could be heard on Monday.
The summons itself was issued with out complying with the Code of Felony Process as 4 witnesses named by Akhtar in his criticism had not been examined on oath, he mentioned.