The Excessive Court docket of Kerala stayed legal proceedings on Wednesday in opposition to actor Sunny Leone alias Karanjit Kaur Vohra, her husband Daniel Weber and one different individual until additional orders, in a dishonest case.
The order was handed by the Single-Decide Bench of Justice Ziyad Rahman AA on a petition filed by the actor, looking for quashing of the case in opposition to them.
A criticism had been filed in opposition to Leone, her husband Daniel and certainly one of her staff by a Kerala-based occasion supervisor, alleging that regardless of paying the actor lakhs of rupees to look and carry out in occasions, she didn’t present up.
A case was registered in opposition to the trio beneath Sections 406 (legal breach of belief), 420 (dishonest and dishonesty inducing supply of property) and 34 (acts carried out by a number of individuals in furtherance of frequent intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The accused filed a petition within the Excessive Court docket, claiming that they had been harmless and that even when the allegations had been taken at face worth, the offences alleged wouldn’t be attracted.
The plea additional claimed that the complainant didn’t face any losses as a result of petitioners, however the lives of the accused had been being adversely affected by the case.
The complainant had additionally moved a civil swimsuit with the identical allegations, which was dismissed by a Justice of the Peace Court docket in July 2022 for need of proof, added the petition.
Senior Advocate P. Vijayabhanu, together with Advocates R. Sanjith, C.S. Sindhu Krishnah, Suraj Krishnan and Sidhi Ok Kutty represented the accused.
(Case title: Karanjit Kaur Vohra & Ors vs State of Kerala & Anr)