Kangana Ranaut challenged the process issued by Magistrate in Session Court – Javed Akhtar Defamation Case

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has approached City Civil and Session court at Dindoshi challenging the bailable warrant issued by a metropolitan magistrate against her for failing to personally appear for the hearing of defamation case by lyricist Javed Akhtar.

The counsel on behalf of the Kangana confirmed that, yes we have challenged the process issued by the magistrate and the matter is now pending for revision before the sessions Court.

In this revision application filed in the Sessions Court, Advocate Rizwan said the procedure under section 200 of the CrPC, which requires even witnesses to be examined on oath before the process is issued under section 204 of the CrPC, was not followed as the four witness named by Akhtar have not examined on oath.

During the last hearing, Metropolitan Magistrate AA Khan issued a bailable warrant against Ranaut after Akhtar’s lawyers pointed out her response to a LiveLaw tweet to say that she was aware of the summons issued by the court but still chose not to remain present or file an exemption application.

Kangana’s revision application filed through advocate Rizwan Siddiquee will be heard on March 15, 2021.

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