Mah: Court adjourns Pooja Bhatt case hearing

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Mumbai, Oct 13: The Sessions court today adjourned till November 14, the hearing on a revision application filed by city-based social activist Vinod Jain challenging discharge of Bollywood film producer Pooja Bhatt in an obscenity case by lower court in July this year.

Mr Jain has challenged the earlier order of a Magisterial court discharging Ms Bhatt and others from their alleged involvement in displaying obscene posters of her film 'Rog' in public places.

Ms Bhatt's advocate sought time from the court for filing the reply as his client is out of country and will be back in the first week of next month.

Additional Sessions Judge S T Mahajan granted time and deferred the matter till November 14.

Mr Jain has filed the revision application on the grounds that the section under which Magistrate G R Wankhande discharged Ms Bhatt and others was bad in law. He said under section 239 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), discharge application in private complaint was not applicable.

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

The magistrate's court had discharged them from all the charges by saying that there was no sufficient evidence against Ms Bhatt and others.

The complainant had stated in his application that obscene posters that were displayed at public places were against the Hindu culture. The poster in question portrayed a South African model, Ilene Hamman.


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