Supreme Court stays proceedings against Mallika Sherawat
August 17, 2013 02:45:38 PM IST By Glamsham Editorial
Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, who was accused of indulging in prostitution & obscenity at a plush hotel of Mumbai while ushering in celebrations for the New Year in 2006, can heave a sigh of relief, as the Supreme Court on Friday dated 16.08.2013 has stayed proceedings in the case against her, as per the reports.
The case emerged when the event telecasted by various channels had impelled an advocate in Vadodara to file a complaint against her about seven years ago.
Suri and Company, a Law Firm arguing the actor's appeal, released a press statement as published below.
''A Special Leave Petition was filed before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India challenging the Order of the Gujarat High Court dt. 15.02.2013 passed in Criminal Misc. Application No. 13032 of 2007 for quashing and setting aside Criminal Complaint No. 817 of 2007 pending in the Court of Ld. Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Vadodara, Gujarat and Order dt. 10.10.2007 passed in Criminal Application No. 83 of 2007.
The Criminal complaint related to a performance by Ms. Sherawat at J.W.Marriot Hotel, Mumbai on 31.12.2006 to usher in celebrations for the New Year. The complainant is a practicing lawyer at Vadodara who alleges he saw the performance on ''Aaj Tak'' and alleged that Ms. Sherawat violated Section 8 of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956, Section 366 A and Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and was thus indulging in prostitution.
Hon'ble Dr. Justice B.S.Chauhanand S. A. Bobde of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India heard Mr. Rupinder Singh Suri, Senior Advocate, assisted by Ms. Suruchi and Ms. Urvika of Suri and Company, Law Firm and issued notice and stay in the matter today i.e on 16.08.2013.'' as per the statement.