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Jan 23 10 tweets 3 min read
Actor Rakhi Sawant approaches Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in an FIR registered by Mumbai police based on complaint by a model alleging offences like outraging modesty, criminal intimidation and provoking breach.

#RakhiSawant #BombayHighCourt Image
Hearing begins before Justice MS Karnik.

Sawant’s lawyer: We are here only for 67A of IT Act as the other offences are bailable.

Petitioner lawyer: The complainant and the accused are both from the same industry.

Court: Sec 41A notice was given, then what happened?

Petitioner: I was summoned on November 10, I attended. Then after that I attended on December 19. I have given my mobile and laptop.

APP: Initially she attended, then application was rejected, then again she gave her mobile phone. But she gave after deleting the alleged explicit video clip.
APP: So I have suggested that section 201 of IPC - which is destruction of evidence. If there is material to be investigated, then she should have kept it.
Court: But those videos must be available in the news reports?

Petitioner: Those videos are available on public domain like YouTube and Google. It is not like she has created those videos.
Court: Do you want her presence in station?

APP: The IO is not present.

Court: Okay I will hear you in the presence of IO tomorrow.
Petitioner: In the meantime protection may be granted.

Court: yes do not take action against her till tomorrow.

Court also asked Sawant’s lawyer to take instructions on whether Sawant had deleted the alleged defamatory videos before handing over phone to police.


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