Former PA moves SC to revive proceedings against Priyanka Chopra

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New Delhi, Sep 16 (UNI) Prakash Jaju, former personal assistant (PA) to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, has approached the Supreme Court challenging Madhya Pradesh High Court judgement quashing criminal proceedings against her.

Prakash Jaju had filed a criminal complaint in Indore against Priyanka Chopra and her father Ashok Chopra for allegedly threatening him through underworld don Chota Shakeel in order to pressurise him to stop demanding his dues from the actress.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court dropped the proceedings against her but dismissed the criminal revision filed by her father. Ashok Chopra is to appear in Indore Court on September 17 as the Judicial Magistrate, Indore has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

Jaju in his petition has contended that the High Court had committed an error of law by using its powers under Section 482 CrPc holding that allegation made in the complaint did not disclose any offence against the actress.

According to the petitioner, the operation of the Madhya Pradesh High Court judgement should be stayed till the final disposal of his Special Leave Petition (SLP).

Priyanka Chopra has already filed a caveat requesting the Supreme Court not to grant any relief to Prakash Jaju without prior notice to her. Hence the Supreme Court is not likely to pass any interim order without hearing Priyanka Chopra.

The petitioner has also alleged that there was a serious threat to his life from the actress and her father as he had been threatened with dire consequences by Chota Shakeel in case he failed to stop demanding his dues from Priyanka Chopra.

According to the petitioner, the film actress owes him a huge amount and is refusing to pay his dues and instead he is being intimidated. He has contended that the High Court should not have dropped the proceedings against the actress as the complaint disclosed a serious offence against her and trial court should have been allowed to ascertain the truth through examining the evidence to be led by both parties during the trial.

UNI

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