Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court docket searching for switch of circumstances pending in opposition to them in Mumbai to a court docket in Shimla, alleging there can be menace to their lives if the trial proceeds there due to private vendetta of Shiv Sena leaders in opposition to them.
The actress and her sister mentioned they apprehend that if trial in these circumstances are carried out in Mumbai, there can be a cloth menace to their life and property because the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities has been harassing them.
The petitioners face a menace unto life if the trials proceed in Mumbai, due to private vendetta of Shiv Sena leaders in opposition to the petitioner herein, mentioned the plea, filed just lately by advocate Neeraj Shekhar.
The plea has sought switch of trial of FIRs and complaints registered in opposition to them, together with a grievance case filed by veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar in opposition to Ranaut alleging defamation, from Mumbai to a reliable court docket in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
It mentioned that Akhtar had filed a grievance case in opposition to Ranaut alleging prison defamation after the actress had given an interview to a news channel final 12 months through which she had talked a few assembly with the lyricist in 2016.
It has additional sought switch of an FIR lodged in Mumbai by one Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh which pertains to Chandel’s tweet through which she had expressed her anguish over assault on docs throughout COVID-19 pandemic.
It mentioned subsequently, Twitter account of Chandel was suspended after which Ranaut had spoken on a social media video in opposition to it.
The plea mentioned Khan had lodged an FIR in opposition to Ranaut and Chandel for the alleged offences underneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with 295A which offers with deliberate and malicious acts supposed to outrage non secular emotions of any class.
It mentioned that the identical complainant had additionally filed a grievance case earlier than the Metropolitan Justice of the Peace, Andheri, in opposition to the petitioners.
A number of proceedings on the identical reason for motion clearly demonstrates how the mentioned complainant is simply making an attempt to harass the petitioners herein, the plea has alleged.
The plea has additionally sought switch of an FIR lodged by one Munawar Ali for the alleged offences of sedition in opposition to them.
It’s pertinent to say that every one the FIRs and complaints in query are frivolous and have been filed with a malicious intent to harass the petitioners herein and malign their public picture, the plea has alleged.
Whereas, the petitioners have utmost respect for the courts of the nation and are able to face the trial as per regulation, however they apprehend that if the trials are carried out in Mumbai, there will probably be a cloth menace to life and property of the petitioners herein, it mentioned, including, It’s pertinent to say that the Maharashtra authorities led by Shiv Sena has been harassing the petitioners herein.
It mentioned that in September final 12 months, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) had illegally demolished part of the Pali Hill bungalow of Ranaut.
The plea mentioned later, the Bombay Excessive Court docket had declared the BMC’s act as unlawful.
These acts of the Maharashtra authorities clearly reveals that the Maharashtra authorities has malafide intentions in opposition to the petitioners herein and that if the petitioners go to Maharashtra to attend the mentioned trials, there will probably be a continuing menace to them from the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra authorities, it claimed.
The plea has additionally talked about that trying on the menace notion of Ranaut, she was granted Y-plus class of CRPF safety by the house ministry.
Due to this fact, it turns into fairly evident that the petitioners face critical menace to life and property and if the trial of the circumstances will not be transferred out of Mumbai, the petitioners life will probably be in danger, it mentioned whereas searching for switch of those circumstances from Mumbai to Shimla.
It alleged that the Shiv Sena will depart no stone unturned to get rid of the petitioners herein, due to the petitioner No. 1’s (Ranaut) steady outspokenness in opposition to the wrongs accomplished by the Shiv Sena in collusion with huge names of the Bollywood.