Lower court order, discharging Pooja and others, challenged

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Mumbai, Jul 30 (UNI) Social activist Vinod Jain today challenged a local court's order, discharging film producer Pooja Bhatt and others for their alleged involvement in displaying obscene posters of her film 'Rog' at public places, in the sessions court.

Advocate Vijendra Gabdra, representing Mr Jain, said he had filed the revision application on the grounds that under Section 239 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) Magistrate G R Wankhande's order to discharge Ms Bhatt and others is bad in law.

He said according to this Section, a discharge application in a private complaint is not applicable.

The magistrate's court had also passed strictures against the complainant, saying that he had filed the case for sake of publicity.

The matter will now come up for hearing on August 6.

Fish Eye Network director Pooja Bhatt, Shreeya Creations and Sujit Kumar Singh had filed a discharge application on the ground that the poster of the film, which was displayed in the city, was not an 'obscene' one.

On July 14, this year Magistrate Wankhade discharged them from all charges, saying that there was not sufficient evidence against Ms Bhatt and others.

Mr Gabdra stated in his application that he felt that displaying of obscene posters at public places was against Hindu culture. The poster in question portrays a South African model, Ilene Hamman.

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