A Mumbai court docket on Monday issued summons to actor Kangana Ranaut after the town police knowledgeable it that an offence of defamation, as alleged by lyricist Javed Akhtar in opposition to the actor, is made out and additional probe into it’s required.
The Andheri metropolitan Justice of the Peace in December 2020 directed the Juhu police right here to conduct an inquiry into the grievance of defamation filed by Akhtar in opposition to Ranaut earlier than the court docket in November final yr.
The police on Monday submitted their report back to the court docket, stating that offences alleged by the complainant (Akhtar) in opposition to Ranaut are made out for additional investigation.
Justice of the Peace R R Khan, after perusing the report, issued summons to Ranaut.
The court docket posted the matter for listening to on March 1.
Akhtar’s advocate Jay Kumar Bharadwaj on Monday advised the court docket that the police final month issued summons to Ranaut, asking her to stay current earlier than the police for recording her assertion.
However, the actor is but to reply to the identical.
Akhtar, in his grievance, alleged that Ranaut had made defamatory feedback in opposition to him in an interview, by dragging his title whereas referring to a “coterie” current in Bollywood, following the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June final yr.
The lyricist in his plea claimed that the “baseless feedback” made by Ranaut had triggered injury to his status.