Shilpa Shetty-Richard Gere Kissing Case: Actress Gets Relief In The 2007 Obscenity Case; Court Calls Her 'Victim'

Shilpa Shetty was granted relief in the Obscenity case that was filed against her after Richard Gere publicly kissed her

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Shilpa Shetty-Richard Gere Kissing Case: Actress Gets Relief In The 2007 Obscenity Case; Court Calls Her 'Victim'
On Monday, Mumbai Court discharged Shilpa Shetty, who had been accused of obscenity and indecency in an incident where co-accused Richard Gere had publicly hugged and kissed her on the cheek. For the uninitiated, the incident took place during a promotional event in Rajasthan in 2007.

According to the Metropolitan Magistrate Ketaki Chavan, Shilpa appeared to have clarified her side shortly after the incident. After considering the police report and documents, the Magistrate was satisfied that the charges against Shilpa were groundless and hence she was granted a relief.

"Not a single element of any of the alleged offence is being satisfied in the complaint. Moreover, none of the papers annexed with the final report discloses act of present accused so as to bring her within the purview of Section 34 of IPC," the order observed. ALSO READ:Bigg Boss 15: Shilpa Shetty REACTS To Rakhi Sawant Pairing Shamita Shetty With Karan Kundrra; 'Taka Bhidana Band Kar, Ek Kundra Kaafi Hai Humare Ghar Mein' -WATCH VIDEO

After the incident happened, three cases, two in Rajasthan and one in Ghaziabad, were filed against the actors on charges of obscenity. Her plea to transfer the case to Mumbai was reportedly allowed by the Supreme Court in 2017.

The actress had filed for discharge under Section 239 (discharge after considering police report and documents) and section 245 (discharge after considering evidence) of the code of Criminal Procedure through Advocate Madhukar Dalvi.

The actress' applications stated that the accusation against her was "only that she did not protest when she was kissed by the co-accused Richard Gere" which by no stretch of imagination made her a conspirator or perpetrator of the crime.

On the work front, Shilpa is currently seen as a judge on India's Got Talent along with Badshah, Manoj Muntashir and Kirron Kher.

Image Source:Instagram/ShilpaShetty