HC exempts Akshay Kumar from appearance in defamation case


The judge further said the actor can be represented through his counsel. 2017-04-26T13:15:56+00:00″>
Updated: April 26, 2017 1:15 pm

Akshay Kumar had moved the high court against the summons issued against him by the trial court on February 8 in the defamation case. Kumar had moved the high court against the summons issued against him by the trial court on February 8 and sought quashing of the complaint lodged against him and others – actor Annu Kapoor, director Subhash Kapoor and film producer Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd. “Till the next date of hearing the petitioner (Kumar) is exempted from personal appearance before trial court,” Justice Mukta Gupta said and fixed the matter for hearing on May 23. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
First Published on: April 26, 2017 1:13 pm The court found prima facie offense under sections 500 (defamation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code, which are made out against the accused persons and said that there are sufficient grounds to proceed against them. The company in its plea claimed that Bata has been deliberately shown in an extremely bad taste and the dialogue was intended to convey that Bata footwear is worn only by the lower strata of society and one should feel humiliated if one wears Bata footwear. The Delhi High Court today exempted actor Akshay Kumar from personal appearance before a trial court in a defamation case filed by Bata footwear company which had objected to a dialogue in his film ‘Jolly LLB 2’. Bata India Limited, in its complaint, had alleged that “disparaging comments and defamatory reference” were made against Bata as a brand in the main trailer of the motion picture.