Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar’s legal battle has taken a new turn. The actress has now submitted an appeal to a Magistrate Court in Mumbai requesting a bailable warrant against the ace lyricist after he failed to appear before a Mumbai court. Meanwhile, the Andheri Magistrate court is currently hearing the complaint lodged by Kangana Ranaut regarding her meeting with the lyricist in 2016.
For those unaware, Javed Akhtar was summoned by the court on August 1 and asked him to apper before it on August 5 for the hearing of the case. The summon comes owing to the Metropolitan Magistrate RM Shaikh had reportedly found several pieces of evidence hinting at Javed Akhtar’s wrongdoings, reported India.com. ALSO READ | Javed Akhtar VS Kangana Ranaut ROW: Court States, ‘Sufficient Ground To Proceed Against Lyricist For Criminal Intimidation’- Details Inside
As per the reports, the courts even summoned Javed Akhtar’s lawyer, Jay Bharadwaj, submitted an exemption application, citing that he has an urgent medical emergency of an extended family member that will prevent him from attending the court on August 5.
Kanagana’s counsel Rizwan Siddiquee applied for a bailable warrant against Javed Akhtar, highlighting a similar instance during the lyricist’s complaint hearing against the actress.
On the contrary, advocate Jay Bharadwaj has argued his statement and explained the difference in the situation. Rizwan responded to him and an India Today quoted him saying, “Intentionally failed and neglected to appear before this court. Therefore, in the interest of justice and equity, it is prayed that a bailable warrant be issued against the accused to compel his appearance on the next date.” ALSO READ | Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Shame On You Karan Johar’! Blasts Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Director For Making Daily Soap With ₹250 Crore-READ BELOW
Following the hearing of the arguments from both parties, the court gave its decision to keep Kangana’s plea on hold. This decision has given Javed Akhtar an opportunity to follow the bail procedures on his next hearing.
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