SC to hear petition filed by Gere on Friday

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Delhi, Mar 10 (UNI) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a petition filed by Hollywood star Richard Gere who is facing trial for kissing and hugging Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty publicly during a function in Delhi.

The date of hearing was fixed by a bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices Altamas Kabir and J M Panchal when the matter was mentioned for urgent hearing.

Gere is seeking permission from the Supreme Court to enter India this month and again to leave the country.

Non-balaible warrant has been issued against Gere by a Jaipur court.

Shilpa Shetty and Gere are seeking transfer of all the cases filed against them to Mumbai.

Gere is also seeking the stay of arrest warrant.

The actor is involved in an anti-AIDS campaign and wants to come to India this month to attend a function on AIDS and go back to England and then again wants to come back to India in May this year.

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