The Delhi High Court recently dismissed a plea to summon Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and his father, Suresh Oberoi. According to reports, the father-son duo and their Delhi-based firm, Yashi Multimedia Pvt Ltd, faced allegations of allegedly cheating an entertainment company in 2003. The reports state that the high court has dismissed the petition and shared that, as per the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the complaint would not, prima facie (at first glance) come under cheating.
For the unversed, the petitioner was organising shows of celebrities in different parts of the US. As per the complaint, Suresh Oberoi had asked Mehta to organise some shows for Vivek in the US and Canada. It is alleged that the deal was finalised with the 46-year-old actor’s consent. He was accused of not showing up at the shows organised for him in August and September of 2003. He was allegedly paid $3,00,000 for the same, but he never returned the amount. ALSO READ: 15 Years Of Omkara: Vivek Oberoi Recalls His Memories Of Shooting The Beedi Jalaile Song; says ‘It Was Magical How That Song Came About’
According to Hindustan Times, the petitioner, Deepak Mehta, CEO of Mehta Entertainment, had approached a magisterial court in Delhi with a criminal complaint against Vivek, his family, and their company. He was seeking summons against them, but the complaint was dismissed. If reports are to be believed, this dismissal was challenged before a revisional court and thereafter the Delhi High Court.
According to PTI, Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav shared that he was disallowing the relief on the grounds that the petitioner has resorted to civil remedies and also because ‘because the court found that perusal of the entire complaint would not prima facie attract commission of the offence of cheating under the Indian Penal Code.’ ALSO READ: Ajay Devgn-Vivek Oberoi Starrer Company And Tabu's Chandani Bar? Award-Winning Films That Are Instant Mood-Lifters - PART 50
As per the order passed by the Delhi High Court on November 1, "Even non-disclosure of commission of offence on the basis of the entire complaint would be one of the grounds to quash the complaint as per the decision of the Supreme Court."
HC added, "This court finds no justification to interfere with the order passed by the courts below in exercise of its powers under Section 482 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code). Accordingly, the instant petition is dismissed."
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