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